We are pleased to inform our school community that FSA Science Olympiad Team finished the season by winning the third place trophy at the State Science Olympiad Tournament held on Saturday, March 16 at Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta. Head Coaches Pam Walsh and Gloria Stathos were extremely proud of the fifteen-member team, who put in hundreds of hours after school and on weekends to prepare for this tournament. “Success in Science Olympiad requires lots of support from parents,” explained Mrs. Stathos. “We had eight parents who volunteered to coach events this year, none of whom were returning to coach an event they had previously coached. Six of these parents coached their students to medals at the state tournament.” According to Mrs. Walsh, “That is a stellar performance for a rookie coach.” Prospects for next year’s team look great as this year’s team included ten seventh graders.
The Fulton Science Academy Team earned medals in the following events:
1st Place – Crime Busters – Coached by Mrs. Kasani
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1st Place – Forestry – coached by Mrs. Butler
1st Place – Heredity – coached by Ms. Doraiswami
1st Place – Write It, Do It – coached by Mrs. Stathos
2nd Place – Disease Detectives – coached by Mrs. Lewis
2nd Place – Dynamic Planet – coached by Mrs. Walsh
2nd Place – Keep the Heat – coached by Mr. Near
2nd Place – Meteorology – coached by Mr. Ambardekar
3rd Place – Shock Value – coached by Mr. Wang
3rd Place – Water Quality – coached by Mrs. Butler
4th Place – Road Scholar – coached by Mrs. Stathos
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Congratulations to students, parents, and coaches for this great achievement in our first year. A BIG THANK YOU goes to our parent and teacher coaches. They have certainly made a big difference in the lives of our students this year. Special THANKS to Mrs. Walsh and Mrs. Stathos. Thanks to their leadership, we have shown a great team spirit. Future is bright for FSA Science Olympiad Team.