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NC Science Olympiad: Elementary Teams Win 1st and 2nd Place!
Posted on 03/11/2024
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Happy Monday, Wonderful People of TMSA Apex Community!

Please allow me to cheer you up on this Monday afternoon. Our Elementary Science Olympiad Teams got 1st and 2nd places last Saturday at the NC Science Olympiad Durham Regionals!


Two weeks ago, I shared the remarkable results of our middle school teams, and now it's time to celebrate our elementary school teams. 
 
For the second consecutive year, we have achieved outstanding success. Our Varsity team got 2nd place overall, while the Junior Varsity team seized the coveted 1st place spot. 
 
Elementary competition ends here, there is no state competition. But, across all 15 events, our students showcased remarkable talent and dedication. I am proud of all the participants and happy that their hard work paid off.
 
I also want to thank our advisors, Ms. Maria and Ms. Rao, who tirelessly support our students week in and week out.
 
Here is the breakdown of our achievements and the top rankings in each category:

Clue into Science:

Varsity: 4th Place
Arinjoy Dey
Tanish Mekala
J. Varsity: 2nd Place
Nandan Avirneni
Keerthan Kudumula
Describe it, Build it:

Varsity: 6th Place
Malak Ali
Anvita Korhale
J. Varsity: 2nd Place
Drishti Gupta
Maya Paulson
Backyard Biologist

Varsity: 4th Place
Sriraam Kumaar
Krish Satpathy
J. Varsity: 3rd Place
Nandan Avirneni
Keerthan Kudumula

Fossil Frenzy

Varsity: 1st Place
Sriraam Kumaar
Sreegan Santhosh
J. Varsity: 2nd Place
Arnav Burghate
Arya Arunkumar

Metric Mania

Varsity: 1st Place
Arnav Patel
Johannan Paul
J. Varsity: 5th Place
Rithik Killi
Havish Reddy

Body builders

Varsity: 4th Place
Arinjoy Dey
Tanish Mekala
J. Varsity: 2nd Place
Saanvi Guggilam
Sathvik Venkadesh

Pasta Tower

Varsity: 8th Place
Arnav Patel
Johannan Paul
J. Varsity: 7th Place
Aarna Rawat
Haadhya Kota

Ping Pong Parachute

Varsity: 1st Place
Deigo Salas
Krish Satpathy
J. Varsity: 1st Place
Reyansh Dutt
Avyukth Kota

Codebusters

Varsity: 4th Place
Shloka Deepak
Sarvesh Aravindan
J. Varsity: 6th Place
Arnav Burghate
Arya Arunkumar

Sky Quest

Varsity: 4th Place
Shloka Deepak
Sarvesh Aravindan
J. Varsity: 1st Place
Saanvi Guggilam
Sathvik Venkadesh

Super Sleuths

Varsity: 4th Place
Yashasvi Kandhukuri
Meghana Chikoti
J. Varsity: 2nd Place
Bani Narang
Rithikashree Senthilvel

Just Plane Awesome

Varsity: 1st Place
Siddharth Ravulapati
Vaikunth Srinivasan
J. Varsity: 1st Place
Prakhar Purohith
Avyukth Kota

Weather Permitting

Varsity: 1st Place
Akshaj Uragonda
Yashika Dontamsetty
J. Varsity: 2nd Place
Maya Paulson
Drishti Gupta

Thrill Seekers

Varsity: 2nd Place
Akshaj Uragonda
Siddharth Ravulapati
J. Varsity: 5th Place
Prakhar Purohith
Shravan Vijayakumar

Ecology Experts

Varsity: 6th Place
Yashasvi Kandhukuri
Meghana Chikoti
J. Varsity: 2nd Place
Shravan Vijayakumar
Rithikashree Senthilvel

For those who might be mistaking Science Fair for Science Olympiad like myself, I have provided a helpful comparison below:

NC Science Fair

  • organized by North Carolina Science Fair Foundation, affiliate of the renowned Society for Science's International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)

  • Each year, 10 regions in North Carolina compete at the regionals. Winners move on to the state tournament.

  • State-level winners then have the chance to compete nationally in the Society for Science‚Äôs Thermo Fisher Scientific Junior Innovators Challenge for grades 5-8 and the Regeneron ISEF for grades 9-12.

NC Science Olympiad

  • organized by NC State University

  • NC Elementary Schools compete with each other in Division A.

  • NC Middle and High Schools compete with each other in Division B and C.

  • Division B and C teams can be invited to the Invitationals to sharpen their skills before the state tournament.

  • Qualified teams compete at the State Tournament.

  • Finally, Science Olympiad competitions at the national level.


Please congratulate our young scientists whenever you see them.

Looking forward to sharing with you more great news. Have a great week!

Adam Alden
Principal