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The Vickery Creek Elementary Science Olympiads team with the trophy. Front row: Carolin Addison, Kyra DeLoach, Payal Patel, Siddhi Chitgopkar and Pooja Patel. Second row: Brody Sanderson, Sam Carder, Aishi Tyagi, Siva Appana. Top row: Luke Woods, Ben Carder, Anna May Carder, Jacob Rogers, Ben Chisam, Carson McCoy, Lynne Lake Wolfmeier (coach).
In the back: Vishnu Yella, Rohan Anna, Amy Chisam (coach).
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May 27, 2014CUMMING, Ga. — The Science Olympiads at Vickery Creek Elementary, under the leadership of teacher and coach Lynne Lake Wolfmeier, won first in state on May 17.
The state Science Olympiad competition was held at Kennesaw State University and pitted 65 teams.
Each team earned invites via regional qualifiers held this spring. Vickery's team had won the Forsyth County regional held at Lambert in April.
The Elementary Science Olympiad provides students engaging learning opportunities in STEM in a variety of ways.
There were a total of 265 schools in Georgia that competed at the 11 regions.
In the history of the Georgia Science Olympiad, this was the first top-five finish by a Forsyth County School team.
Five other Forsyth school teams qualified, including Kelly Mill, Whitlow, Sharon Springs, Sawnee and Chattahoochee elementaries.
Of the 18 events held, Vickery finished in the top 10 in 9 events:
1st place, Map Reading: Ben Chisam and Siddhi Chitgopkar
1st place, Starry Starry Night: Anna May Carder and Ben Chisam
3rd place, Simple Machines: Carolin Addison and Aishi Tyagi
4th place, Deep Blue Sea: Luke Woods and Vishnu Yella
4th place, Weather or Not: Pooja Patel and Aishi Tyagi
6th place, Leaf/Tree Finder: Payal Patel and Pooja Patel
6th place, Straw Tower: Anna May Carder and Ben Chisam
6th place, What Went By: Ben Carder and Brody Sanderson
9th place, Rock Hound: Rohan Anne and Carson McCoy