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US Science Olympiad Team Regional Champs, MS Team in Top 5

US Science Olympiad Team Regional Champs, MS Team in Top 5
The Upper School Science Olympiad Team and Middle School Science Olympiad Team traveled to Nicholls State University on Saturday, March 23 to participate in the Louisiana Science Olympiad Region 1 competition.

Upper School Results

The 13-member team entered 21 events and earned medals in 14 events. St. Martin's was overall team champion for the third consecutive year! (Read more about last year’s win here.) St. Martin's defeated metro New Orleans teams Isidore Newman, Haynes Academy, Mount Carmel Academy, Ben Franklin, Ponchatoula High, and others. Team members are listed below, along with the medals won in the competition.

Jessica Pickens, senior: 3 gold medals, 1 silver medal
Madelaine Pickens, senior: 4 gold medals, 1 silver medal
Natalia Bourg, senior: 1 bronze medal
Rico Coleman, senior: 1 gold medal, 1 bronze medal
Bennett Kahn, senior: 2 silver medals, 1 bronze medal
Brandon Stokes, junior: 1 gold medal, 2 bronze medals
Colby Shannon, junior: 1 gold medal, 2 bronze medals
Clara Conatser, sophomore: 2 gold medals
Isabella Bartholomew, sophomore: 1 gold medal, 2 silver medals
Kaylee Caracci, sophomore: 1 bronze medal
Ryan Johnson, freshman: 1 gold medal
Daniel Thompson, freshman: 1 gold medal
Rachel Royerre, sophomore: participant


Middle School Results

The team entered 18 of the 21 offered events, and earned medals in 10 events! The small but valiant group scored enough points to earn 5th place and qualify for the state championship on Saturday, April 13.

Listed below are the team members who were in competition on Saturday, and medals earned.

James Garvey, freshman: 2 silver medals
Harris Huber, eighth grader: 2 silver medals
Conner Nicoladis, eighth grader: 2 gold medals
Ricky Pickens, eighth grader: 2 gold medals, 1 silver medal
August Schmedtje, eighth grader: 1 gold medal, 1 silver medal
Blake Verdigets, eighth grader:  1 silver medal, 1 bronze medal
Cole Angerer, seventh grader: 2 bronze medals
Ethan Kann, seventh grader: 3 bronze medals



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