First Place! 3rd – 5th Grade Science Olympiad Winners

As part of our ongoing effort to increase interest in the STEM fields, offer additional academic opportunities for our most curious scholars, and prepare students for the rigors of academic competition, we introduced Science Olympiad into 3rd-5th grades.  This new team turned in a stellar performance by placing first overall against twenty Varsity and JV teams from 12 different elementary schools in Brunswick County and surrounding areas.

The competition, held last month at West Brunswick High School, was the culmination of months of hard work and preparation. In January, under the leadership of Mrs. Allen-Down, Mrs. Easterling, and 13 devoted parents, students began meeting and working on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Each team member competed in 2-3 events after spending countless hours studying and/or building multiple designs to train for their competition.

Participation in Science Olympiad competitions helps MGCS students become critical thinkersdevelop team-building skills, foster an appreciation for the excellence of God’s design in His universe, and become more effective stewards of His creation.

Each student’s hard work was instrumental in the success of the team, since the scores of the individual events contributed to the team’s overall win.

Members of the 2017-2018 Elementary Science Olympiad team:
Anna Scott Witzenman, Annabelle Miller, Callan Barnette, Cameron Blalock, Canyon Blanchard, Chase Davis, Christian Hackney, Devon McMahan, Logan Steed, Mason King, Mason Pound, Marayah Gould, Mimi Ngo, Sam Hackney, Samuel Bush, Sophia Blanchard, Stetler Risley, Will Stevens, and Zachary Bunch.

Team members earned medals in the following individual events:

First Place:

Chew the Fat– Zachary Bunch and Samuel Bush

Bridg-a-roni- Christian Hackney and Mimi Ngo (Mason King-alternate)

Movers and Shakers– Marayah Gould and Sam Hackney

Trajeggtory– Devon McMahan and Logan Steed

STEM Design Challenge– Zachary Bunch, Samuel Bush, and Mason Pound

Second Place:

3, 2, 1 Blast Off!– Chase Davis and Will Stevens

Super Sleuths– Cameron Blalock and Marayah Gould
Third Place:

Fossil Frenzy– Callan Barnette and Canyon Blanchard

Fourth Place:

The Heat is On– Annabelle Miller and Anna Scott Witzenman


Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Brunswick County competition! We are proud of you!