Monday , 16 October 2017
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Discovery Science Olympiad Takes Third at Regional Event

Discovery had a great day at the Science Olympiad last Saturday.  Their third place overall finish qualified them to enter the state competition.   The DHS Science Olympiad team is sponsored by Michelle Sigmon.  Congratulations, DHS!
JV Team:

2nd place – Bottle Rocket – Brooks Kahn, Isaiah Provance
1st place – Duct Tape Challege –  Brooks Kahh, Justin Toney
1st place – Electric Vehicle – Justin Toney, Zachary Ijames
2nd place – Remote Sensing – Steven Tagner

DHS Science Olympiad Team Members
Varsity Team:
3rd place – Amazing Mechatronics – Gehrig Foster, Matt Byrd
3rd place – Astronomy – Kaitlyn Stewart, Madelyn Stewart
2nd place – Bottle Rocket – Tanner Abernathy, Paxton Buff
4th place – Chem Lab – Will Propst, Annika Foret
1st place – Code Busters – William Rogers, Madelyn Stewart, Will Propst
5th place – Disease Detectives – William Rogers, Matt Byrd
2nd place – Dynamic Planet – Anna Grace Throneburg, Leanne Nguyen
4th place – Forensics – Annika Foret, Will Propst
6th place – Helicopters – Gehrig Foster, Paxton Buff
6th place – Hovercraft – Evan Branton, Tanner Abernathy
1st place – Invasive Species – Colleen Whitener, Jillian Whitener
5th place – Optics – Kaitlyn Stewart, Holden Abernathy
5th place – Towers – Sarah Jane Harrell, Cooper Stevens
2nd place – Wind Power – Evan Branton, Tanner Abernathy
Varsity – 3rd place overall finish and Spirit Award for good sportmanship
Team Members Hard at Work

About Heather Mullins

Heather Mullins is the Chief Academic Officer in Newton-Conover City Schools. She is a North Carolina Teaching Fellow who spent 12 years as a high school English Teacher. She received her B.S.Ed. in Secondary English Education from Western Carolina University. Heather completed her National Board Certification in Adolescent Young Adult English Language Arts in 2002. She holds an M.Ed. in Academically and Intellectually Gifted from UNC-Charlotte. Heather has served as a Curriculum Specialist in Hickory City Schools, an adjunct professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and a Professional Development Consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Western Carolina University. Heather is one of the co-founders of #NCed Chat, North Carolina’s first Twitter chat for teachers. She is passionate about innovative practices, instructional technology, student ownership of learning, and supporting teachers. Heather serves on the advisory board for the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan, North Carolina School for the Deaf and Catawba Science Center. She is a recipient of the 2015 NCMLE Central Office Administrator to Watch Award. She also received the 2016 Don Chalker Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership. Heather is the proud mother of one son, Jackson.

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