On Saturday February 24, the Gulf South Regional Science Olympiad competition was held at Pearl River Community College. Many high school and junior high students, from South Mississippi, competed in the science based competitions, including students from St. Patrick Catholic High School. The junior high placed third overall. The Irish teams will advance to the state competition at the University of Southern Mississippi on April 6th.
Science Olympiad is an organization that has the intent of improving education in many fields of science through active learning and competition. This organization helps students realize their passion for science in students of all ages, helps to create teamwork, and lets students witness the different fields of science through their eyes.
The competitions for Science Olympiad are intense and require a lot of preparation. There many different team events and fifteen students are allowed to compete from each school team. The events include all different fields of science including chemistry, genetics, and mechanical engineering. The teams placed in the following events.
Junior High Team
|Crime Busters||2nd place- Claire Wingfield and Gavriella Persing|
|Disease Detectives||3rd place- Anthony Bui and Kelsey Descher|
|Potions and Poisons||3rd place- Madison Owen and Gavriella Persing|
|Battery Buggy||3rd place- Claire Wingfield and Gavriella Persing|
|Anatomy and Physiology||1st place- Claire Wingfield and Gavriella Persing|
|Optics||3rd place- Emerson Morris and Sofia Spiccza|
|Towers||2nd place- Madison Owen and Presley Mullinax|
High School Team
|Anatomy and Physiology||2nd place- Matthew Bisner and Christina Parry|
|Disease Detectives||1st place- Max Grill and Amelie Million|
|Astronomy||3rd place- Spencer Wingfield and Tyler Fulmer|
|Optics||3rd place- Lauren Skinner and Raven Gonsoulin|
|Write It/Do It||1st place- Richard Springer and Diego Riojas|
|Forensics||2nd place- Lauren Skinner and Natallie Noel|
|Mousetrap||2nd place- Amelie Million and Natallie Noel|
Story by Natallie Noel