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CHSS Heading to State Science Olympiad

The Cape Hatteras Secondary School Science Olympiad teams, coached by AIG/math teacher Jessica Polk, competed in the Regional Science Olympiad Competition at East Carolina University on Saturday, Feb. 24.

Thirty-three students from grades six through twelfth grades participated. The competition consists of multiple events involving science, engineering, and technology. Students participated in events involving balsa wood towers, hover crafts, mousetrap vehicles, invasive species, chemistry, and more.

The high school team placed high enough to earn a bid to the state competition in Raleigh on April 21.

PARTICIPATING in the Regional Science Olympiad competition at East Carolina University are, from left to right, Back Row: Madeline Chandler, Tayler Gavetti, Destyn Jakob, Molly Greenwood, Conner Tawes, Henry Macchio, Evan Castillo, Jadon Midgett, Evan Cabral, Trafton Reynolds, Peyton Cabral, James Tawes. Middle Row: Sandra Sanchez, Evela Chandler, Amy Chen, Colby Day, Chris Zavala, Andrea Covey, Emma Koontz, Casia Ensenat, Gavin Thompson, Ansley Thompson. Front Row: Kathleen Quigley, Grace Vernesoni, Jessica Polk, Sydney Ranno, Kendal Woods, Krystle Woods, Calia Babilonia, Noah Baker, Alexis Zavala, Blake Cabral and Gideon Couch. (Gay Cabral photo)

Division C: Cape Hatteras Secondary high school students competed against 25 teams. The team placed fourth overall.

1st Amazing Mechatronics: Chris Zavala and Jadon Midgett

1st Anatomy and Physiology: Madeline Chandler and Evan Cabral

3rd Astronomy: Kendal Woods and Andrea Covey

2nd Disease Detectives: Tayler Gavetti and Madeline Chandler

2nd Helicopter: Henry Macchio and Evan Castillo

2nd Mousetrap Vehicle: Evan Cabral & Kendal Woods

5th Optics: Krystle Woods and Evan Castillo

4th Ping Pong Parachute: Jadon Midgett and Trafton Reynolds

3rd Towers: Colby Day and Chris Zavala

2nd Write It, Do It: Kendal Woods and Krystle Woods

Division B: Cape Hatteras Secondary middle grades students competed against 17 teams. The team placed sixth.

6th Disease Detective: Grace Vernesoni and Kathleen Quigley

2nd Duct Tape: James Tawes and Ansley Thompson

6th Ecology: Sydney Ranno and Emma Koontz

5th Fast Facts: Gideon Couch and Blake Cabral

2nd Herpetology: Peyton Cabral and Emma Koontz

5th Meteorology: Peyton Cabral & Sydney Ranno

5th Optics: Casia Ensenat and Evela Chandler

1st Road Scholar: Peyton Cabral and Ansley Thompson

2nd Roller Coaster: Calia Babilonia and Grace Vernesoni

4th Solar System: Sydney Ranno and Kathleen Quigley

6th Tower: Alexis Zavala and Blake Cabral

3rd Wright Stuff: Destyn Jakob and James Tawes

5th Amazing Mechatronics: Alexis Zavala and Gideon Couch