Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School’s St. Bede Science Olympiad brought home the third place team trophy at the 19th annual Alabama Elementary Science Olympiad competition held at Jacksonville High School on February 18. Montgomery Catholic’s St. Bede Science Olympiad team consistently ranks among the top teams in the state competitions each year. The team is sponsored by Lee Anne Barranco, Allison Boyd, Tracey Bender, Dr. Nick Bourke, Shelley Herbek, Tina Rutland, Bryan Teegardin, and Laci Whitman. Montgomery Catholic’s St. Bede Science Olympiad team members are fifth graders Anna Catherine Barranco, Annamary Gilbert, Annie Bach, Demetrios Philippou, Ethan Macchia, Grace Leslie, Hunter Vaccarro, Jacob Flowers, Jonah Gier, Maddie Losik, Reagan Herbek, Thomas McLaughlin, and Zoe Rutland. Sixth grade members of the Science Olympiad team are Alex O’Donnell, Annabel Starrett, Carrie Belsterling, Henry Petters, Jessie Clark, Katie Fisher, Kyriacos Philippou, Lita Blackburn, Luke Craig, Mary Katherine Brunson, Ryne Herbek, Sieanna Albaugh-Grogan, and Wesley Domsalla.
Pictured: Montgomery Catholic’s St. Bede Science Olympiad team with their third place team trophy and individual awards at the Alabama Elementary Science Olympiad competition at Jacksonville High School. (photo by Stella Philippou)