Congratulations to the HIES Science Olympiad Team for placing fourth in the State Olympiad Competition at Gainesville State College on March 28!
On Saturday morning, led by their fearless faculty leaders Janet Silvera and James Jackson, students packed their study notes, calculators, rubber band powered planes, robot, trebuchet, balsa wood bridge and a car powered by a system of pulleys and falling masses, and headed to Gainesville in the pouring rain.
Students competed in 23 individual events against the top 28 schools in Georgia. The contributions of all team members helped HIES score enough points to place, once again, among the top four schools in the state, continuing their remarkable run of success in recent years.
Results for individual events are:
Environmental Chemistry Robert Moore & Stuart Anderson
Bio-process Lab Carson McGorry & Sarah Minnear
Pentathlon - Robert Moore, Andrew Ballantine, Stuart Anderson & Alex Nussey
Meteorology Amanda Turner & Carson McGorry
Dynamic Planet Carter Gillon & Thomas Sheen
Ecology Carson McGorry & Akul Munjal
Crime Busters Andrew Ballantine & Amanda Turner
Fossils Henry Owen & Alex Nussey
Amphibians & Reptiles Lever Stewart & Robert Moore
Scrambler car Andrew Ballantine & Alex Nussey
Experimental Design - Carter Gillon, Jack Walz & Thomas Sheen
Wright Stuff Plane - Kevin Tang & Amanda Turner
Bridge: Carson McGorry & Kevin Tang
Thank you to all faculty and parents who helped throughout the year, especially Mr. Poley, Mr. Silvera, Mr. Martin, Mrs. Walz, Dr. Munjal, Mr. & Mrs. Turner and past Olympians Kaki Bennett and Jack Thomson.