CHSS Heading to State Science Olympiad
Published 10:31 am Monday, March 12, 2018
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.
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