TIS enjoys first Science Olympiad team competition | News
The Science Olympiad team at Thompson Intermediate School recently competed in two Science Olympiad competitions. This is the first year TIS has participated in the Science Olympiad program. The 25 students on the team were required to take a test to try out, and the top scoring students were awarded a spot on the team.
The group is lead by fifth grade teacher, Holly Richardson. They meet every Wednesday after school, where the students prepare to participate in both academic and hands-on events by practicing with their partners.
The team has participated in two competitions this year. Each time, TIS was the only team to be participating in the competition for the first time. On February 9, the students traveled to Auburn University for their first competition where they placed fourth among 30 other participating teams.
Daniel Diaz and Abby Malkove received a fourth place medal for “Leaf and Tree Finder”; Jada Cooper and Patrick Fitch received a fifth place ribbon for “Don’t Bug Me”; and Caleah Williams and Ivy Peoples received a sixth place ribbon for “Large Number Estimation.”
Students competed for the second time on February 23 at Jacksonville High School. There were 33 teams and over 700 students Asher Smith and James DeBlock won 1st place in Weather or Not. AJ Oliff and Hope Smith won 5th place in Deep Blue Sea. Caleah Williams and Abby Malkove won 6th place in Triple Play.