Piedmont IB 1st in State!
Piedmont Middle School's Science Olympiad team won first place at the state competition on Wednesday. Students competed in 24 events ranging from test events about Fossils, lab events like Crime Busters, to engineering events such as Elastic Launch Glider.
Faculty members Heidi Phillips, Robert Egnot, and Nicholas Ciambrone as well as parent and community volunteers coached the students as they worked all year on their problems, some of which involve college level science.
Coach Phillips says " I am in awe of the effort that I see every Saturday, before school, and after school that keeps this team as successful as it is. Everyone in this program deserves recognition for the success earned this past Saturday. It was truly a team effort."
Scores were announced to cheers and students joyfully accepted their medals and 1st place trophy on the NC State University stage. They look forward to traveling to Wisconsin to compete at the National Science Olympiad in May.
View great photos of the competition at these links:
2016 Piedmont Science Olympiad NC State Tournament
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