CUMMING, 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