• 72°

Mill Creek students shine in Elementary Science Olympiad

MADISON – Students from Mill Creek Elementary School were shining at the Elementary Science Olympiad 2024 for Division AA at Jacksonville High School.

They secured a fourth-place spot overall and a medal win for each individual student. Mill Creek’s eight-member team competed against 16 schools at the regional Science Olympiad on Feb. 24.

Science Olympiad, a national nonprofit organization, is devoted to improving the quality of science education, increasing student interest and recognizing outstanding achievement in science education by both students and teachers. The Elementary Science Olympiad encourages classroom teachers to explore new methods of teaching science.

These tournaments are academic interscholastic competitions with a series of individual and team events. Students prepare during the entire school year.

Science Olympiad events require teamwork, group planning and cooperation. The emphasis is on learning, participation, interaction and having fun.

The late Jackie Smith, Science Olympiad Sponsor and STEM teacher, coordinated students for the meet. Tragically, Ms. Smith recently passed away. Funeral services for Ms. Smith were held on March 23 at Spry Funeral Home in Athens.

Madison students won awards in events featured at the Olympiad during 30-plus years:

* Calculator Contest — John Kowamota, third place.

* Weather or Not — Peter Goosier and David Thomason, first.

* Write It, Do It — Janvi Jinva and Medha Akarapu, fourth.

* Food for Thought — John Kowamota, second.

* Crash Landing — Barrett Mayer and Peter Goosier of Mill Creek in tie for fourth place with Auburn Area Homeschoolers and Margaret Elementary School.

* A Is for Anatomy — Peter Goosier and John Kowamota, third.

* Dinosaurs & Disasters – J.R. Kassamma and Medha Akarapu, first.

* Geometrics — John Kowamota and Peter Goosier, second.

* Going Green — Janvi Jinva and David Thomason, first.

* Infographics — Barrett Mayer and Medha Akarapu, second.

* Space Invaders — Lawrence Reed, second.

Founded in 1984, Science Olympiad is one of the premier science competitions in the nation, providing rigorous, standards-based challenges to approximately 8,000 teams in all 50 states. In 450-plus tournaments and professional development workshops, the Science Olympiad showcases innovative STEM practices.

For more information, visit soinc.org or esoatjhs.org/awards2024.html.27

Bob Jones High School

Samantha Chan Selected Presidential Scholar- Uses Swimming And Academics To Perfection

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Cotton Row Run 2024 Set For Memorial Day Morning

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Disc Golf Alive And Well In Madison

Madison

Third infant surrendered at Madison Safe Haven Baby Box

Bob Jones High School

“Where It Belongs”- The Bob Jones Patriots Earn Baseball State Championship

James Clemens High School

Liberty’s Shravan Balaji wins ‘Best of Fair Award’ in regional science fair

Events

Trash Pandas hosting Elvis tribute night contest on May 21

James Clemens High School

French, Latin students at James Clemens excel in testing

Harvest

Enable Madison County announces needed asset at event

James Clemens High School

Koswoski awarded Department of Alabama’s ‘VFW Scout of the Year’

James Clemens High School

Lilliann Markowitz achieves top rank in Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and Sea Cadets

Bob Jones High School

Madison’s JROTC cadets challenged in Rocket City Rivalry Day

James Clemens High School

McDaniel, Stundtner, Vaughn and Woodard earn national grants

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – May 15, 2024

Madison

Bob Jones bests Central-Phenix City in opening game of State Championship

Bob Jones bests Central-Phenix City in opening game of State Championship

Harvest

TARCOG’s Senior Fun Fest moves to Agribition Center at Alabama A&M University

Bob Jones High School

Heavyweight Baseball- Bob Jones To Play For State Championship

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones holds off James Clemens in epic Final Four series to reach state final

Bob Jones holds off James Clemens in epic Final Four series to reach state final

Huntsville

Huntsville crews continue to assess damage and clear debris following strong storms

Bob Jones High School

Chess league to host Summer Camp in June

Madison

American Legion to honor Gold Star families on Memorial Day

James Clemens High School

Dr. Kerry Donaldson honored as ‘Alabama PTA Principal of the Year’

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones Jazz Band to play at Jazz Brunch at Madison Senior Center

Harvest

Madison Lions’ air filtration helps Village of Promise, Second Mile

x