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Students compete in Science Olympiad at Vol State

John Overton High School TeamVolunteer State Community College hosted more than 300 science students, from schools across the area Saturday, as they competed in the regional Science Olympiad competition. High schools and middle schools sent 21 teams to the regional event, the largest group ever. The top three high school teams and top three middle school teams will move on to the statewide Science Olympiad, which will be held at UT-Knoxville on April 12. The advancing teams are: 

DIVISION C (HIGH SCHOOL)

First: John Overton High School, Nashville

Second: MLK, Jr. Magnet High School, Nashville

Third: Friendship Christian School, Lebanon

DIVISION B (MIDDLE SCHOOL)

First: Holy Rosary Academy, Nashville

Second: St. Bernard Academy, Nashville

Third: Friendship Christian School, Lebanon

Five high school juniors were selected as Performance Award winners for the event. They will receive a $500 scholarship for Vol State dual enrollment classes. The winning students are:

Susan Schickling

Merrol-Hyde

Teia Popescu

Merrol-Hyde

Nhung Hoang

John Overton

Nick Pagano

Father Ryan

Xena McDonald

John Overton

Pictured: The John Overton High School team.