The PCMS Science Olympiad team competed in the Middle School Science Olympiad that was hosted at East Carolina University. The North Carolina Science Olympiad (NCSO) is an NC State program with a mission to attract and retain the pool of K-12 students entering science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees and careers in North Carolina. Every year NCSO hosts tournaments on university, community college, and public school campuses across the state.
Ms. Sheri Hale, PCMS STEM teacher and Science Olympiad coach, says the students have been practicing every Monday for two hours after school since the beginning of school. In preparation for the upcoming competition, they began meeting on Mondays and Wednesdays.
All the hard work paid off and our team came home with a stack of awards!
The team consists of 6 sixth graders and 6 seventh graders.
Mia Angelo (6)
Tre’Mhiya Arrington (6)
Gage Caraway (6)
Camden Centers (6)
Braden Lane (6)
Caleb Monk (6)
Tucker Carey (7)
Evan Cuthrell (7)
Dawson Force (7)
Trinton Howard (7)
Jackson Norman (7)
Jacobs Willis (7)
Their awards this weekend included:
Bridge: Dawson Force & Mia Angelo 6th place
Crime Busters: Tre’Mhiya Arrington & Dawson Force 5th place
Flight: Gage Caraway & Evan Cuthrell 2nd place
Rocks & Minerals: Brayden Lane & Tucker Carey 4th place
Wheeled Vehicle: Tucker Carey & Gage Caraway 5th place
Write It, Do It: Caleb Monk & Dawson Force 5th place
Congratulations to all the competitors and their coaches, Beth Sanderson and Sheri Hale.
Thank you to the fantastic volunteers that gave their time to make this experience possible for our students, Sabra Cahoon, Matt Houston, Tim Carey, and Clifton Force.