Congratulations to our team members who brought home medals from the NC Science Olympiad State Tournament on Saturday.
Our Division B winners competed against around 50 teams from across the state in their events. Patrick Deegan and Elena Ising won 2nd Place for Disease Detectives and Peter Ising with Daniel Unah won 3rd Place for Air Trajectory.
Our Division C winners competed against around 50 teams from across the state in their events. James Crace and Marley Cornette-Cook took 10th Place for Wright Stuff, while Daniel Haydak and Henry Lindbo took 8th Place in GeoLogic Mapping. Daniel Haydak and Henry Lindbo also placed 1st in the state for Amazing Mechatronics. Caroline Blythe and Olivia Osborne placed 1st in the state for Invasive Species.
Daniel, Henry, Caroline and Olivia will also receive a $2500 scholarship to NC State for their 1st place achievements.
Our C team also took home the Spirit Award for exhibiting the Spirit of the Science Olympiad and the qualities it encompasses. They handed out thank-you cards provided by Linda Hayduk to the competition staff and were helpful and encouraging to other competitors.
None of this would have been possible without the dedication of volunteers who coached and administered this event. Congratulations and our appreciation to the parents who took on the challenge of encouraging and coaching of these teams of young scientists. Special thanks to Amy Dowden and David Lindbo for putting these awesome Woods Teams together and coaching some of them as well.