Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School’s Elementary Science Olympiad team placed fourth overall at the regional Elementary Science Olympiad competition held at Auburn University on February 24, 2018. Montgomery Catholic’s Science Olympiad team consistently ranks among the top teams in the state competitions each year. The team competed with 29 other elementary teams and placed in the top 10 in 11 events including; Weather or Not (1st), Wildlife Safari (2nd), Disease Detectives (3rd), Knock, Knock Who’s There (4th), Leaf & Tree Finder (4th), No Bones About it (4th), Map Reading (5th), Cool It (5th), Making and Using a Key (6th), Crime Busters (9th), and Starry, Starry Night (9th).
The team is sponsored by Amanda Collier, Lori Riggles, Emily Cutts, Kelley O’Donnell, Tracey Bender, Heather Bell, and Jamie Demick-Montelara. Montgomery Catholic’s Science Olympiad team members that participated in the event are sixth graders Jehle Dickson, Abby O’Donnell, Karson Franklin, Josh Hildebrand, Isabella Kelley, Nick Montelara and Michael Sasser; fifth graders Harper Howell, Andrew Noell, Ben McCormack-Chitlik, Harrison Rogers, Katie Turner; fourth graders Carter Anderson, Ben Castanza, Makayla Corbin, Jaja Gancayco, Ethan Harbin, Lila Ingram, Zharria Mack, Anya Montelara, Tice Moore, Ally Park, Brandt Springer, Peter Walski, and Matthew Willis.