Tyrone School Qualifies For State Science Competition
Published: March 6, 2008
Our Lady of Victory School science teacher Orla Thomas, front row, third from right, stands with the school’s winning Science Olympiad team. The Tyrone school’s team recently placed fifth in the overall division B (grades 6-9) Science Olympiad competition and qualified to participate in the state tournament to be held at Augusta State University on March 29.
TYRONE—Our Lady of Victory School’s Science Olympiad team recently placed fifth in the overall division B (grades 6-9) competition held at Gordon College in Barnesville. The OLV students qualified for the state tournament to be held at Augusta State University on March 29.
Science Olympiad is a nationally recognized program that offers students an opportunity to experience the practical applications of science. It enhances education and an interest in science and allows students to participate in an academic competition that recognizes achievement in science education. Students competed in 23 events overall, ranging from building a glider where time aloft determined the place, to building a trajectory that is capable of using elastic to launch a ball toward two targets. Other events included building a remote-controlled robot capable of performing a series of tasks, performing lab-based analyses to solve a crime, and analyzing an outbreak in an event sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Our Lady of Victory is located at 211 Kirkley Road, Tyrone.