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Newton-Conover Boasts Three Teams for the Science Olympiad 2014

Patrick McPherson and Will Kennedy had the top score on the BoomileverThe annual Science Olympiad competition for our region was held on Saturday, March 22 at Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC).  Newton-Conover entered three teams this year from Newton-Conover High School (NCHS), Discovery High School (DHS) and Newton-Conover Middle School (NCMS).  All three schools did well in the competition making us all proud of their accomplishments.

Of particular highlight is that DHS placed third overall in the regional competition with 6 Gold medals, 2 Silver and 3 Bronze.  The Discovery Team placed 3rd out of the 19 teams competing at the Hickory Regional Tournament held at CVCC on March 22. DHS was well represented in the awards presentations, with top-three medals in eleven out of the 23 events. By placing third, the DHS team earned an invitation to compete in the State Tournament at NC State University on April 25-26.

DHS Team Photo with medals






Events:                                 Place                     By DHS students:

Astronomy                         1st                           Patrick McPherson, Morgan Davis

Boomilever                         1st                          Patrick McPherson, Will Kennedy

Dynamic Planet                 1st                          Gregor McGee, Turner Glynn

Elastic Launched Glider 1st                          Will Kennedy

Geologic mapping            1st                          Turner Glynn, Logan Keller

Scrambler                            1st                          Will Kennedy

Mission Possible               2nd                        Patrick McPherson, Jacob Albert

Water Quality                    2nd                        Thomas Colton, Stephen Bechtel

Compound Machines     3rd                         Gray Williams, Jacob Albert

Green Generation           3rd                         Carly Krajak, Thomas Colton

Materials Science             3rd                        Taylor Miller, Gregor McGee


Results for NCHS and NCMS can be found on their flyers at the links below as well.  Congratulations on great science work from our students in Newton-Conover!

For complete information on the NCHS results click here:

For complete information on the NCMS results click here:

For information on the National Science Olympiad click here:

For information on the North Carolina Science Olympiad click here:

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