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ESO 2018 Final Facts
Announcing the 2018 Team Winners
Clanton Intermediate (Clanton) earned medals in 19 of 28 events including 4 first place finishes to win its second overall team title in the 2018 Elementary Science Olympiad at Jacksonville High School on Saturday, February 24th. Kitty Stone Elementary (Jacksonville) finished in 2nd and the Donoho School (Anniston) took third. Columbia Elementary (Madison) was 4th, Mount Olive Elementary (Mount Olive) took 5th, and Corner Middle (Corner) and Thompson Intermediate (Alabaster) tied for 6th in the overall team standings.

2018 Award Winners
Gold, Silver, and Bronze... The event-by-event list of over 320 individual medalists from Elementary Science Olympiad 2018 at Jacksonville High School.

Competition and Awards Ceremony Photos
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5th place medalists Lauren Hewell and Isaac Pollard at work in Weather or Not. McAdory's Emerson Cole and Tanner Allinder in Weather or Not.
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Adamsville's Madisyn McIntosh and Ryleigh Sparks work to get their sample closest to 50 grams in Grab a Gram. 5th place medalists Paxton Miller & Graham Chenault from Thompson adjust their entry in Grab a Gram.
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Teams work on their measurements in Geometrics. 4th place medalists Kernon Cooper & Carter Walchli from Thompson compute answers in Geometrics.
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The Hueytown contraption is massed before the drop in Crash Landing. Brighton and Jefferson Christian Academy teams search for answers in Science Detectives.
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Teams discuss their potential designs in Crash Landing. West Jefferson's Kali Ward and Draik Murray with a drop in Crash Landing.

The Big Individual Winners
Columbia Elementary's Neil Sethi tied an ESO at JHS record, earning gold medals in 4 different events - Calculator Contest, Space Invaders, Third Rock from the Sun, and Which Way's North?. Teammate Issac Pollard also earned medals in 4 events. 11 other students earned 3 total medals including Clanton's Larissa McKee, Columbia's David Gunsekaran, Abhi Emani, & Jason Park, Corner's Mai Martin, Katie Blizzard & Opal McBrayer, Kitty Stone's Andreea Trifas, Donoho's Blair Kitchen & Will Abernathy, Mill Creek's Alex Povorozniuc, and Thompson's Braxton Franklin.

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Silver medalists Abhi Emani & Isabelle Park solve problems in Super Sleuths. Thompson's Benny Schmidt and Jesse Green in Third Rock from the Sun.
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4th place medalists Kole Stonehart and Paul Dungan in Super Sleuths. Students illustrate science terms in Quick Sketch.
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Mill Creek's Neharika Koppineedi and Rishi Sethuraj build their bridge in Bridging the Gap. Silver medalist's Ethan Jones and Alaina Cantley from Clanton adjust the supports for their bridge in Bridging the Gap.
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4th place medalists Michael Baker and Brody Brand watch their tower be measured in Mystery Architecture. Carter Walchli helps Emma Walchli line up the Thompson vehicle for launch in crowd-favorite Pasta Transporter.
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Donoho's Samantha Wakefield and Blair Kitchen watch their gold-medal winning vehicle roll in Pasta Transporter. Emma Crider and Charlie Crier look on as Chalkville's vehicle exits the ramp in Pasta Transporter.

Celebrating 25 Years of ESO at JHS
Jacksonville High School celebrated its 25th year of hosting Elementary Science Olympiad competitions. Two schools have competed in every ESO at JHS: Kitty Stone Elementary (Jacksonville) and the Donoho School (Anniston). Donna Plunkett, head coach of Donoho, has been a part of every Olympiad along with coordinators David Peters and Brad Rohrer.

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It's another crowd over 1,000 at the afternoon awards ceremony. Coordinator David Peters warms up the crowd at the awards ceremony.
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Kitty Stone Elementary accepts its 25 years at ESO at JHS award. Donna Plunkett accepts 25 years at ESO at JHS awards for herself and Donoho.
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Will Abernathy picks up his bronze medal in Calculator Contest from longtime volunteer and JHS grad Simon Bevis. Coordinator Brad Rohrer awards gold medals in Geometrics to Robert Trifas & Caden Loos of Kitty Stone.
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Longtime volunteer and JHS grad Heather Boothe gives out gold medals to the Corner Middle team in Write It, Do It. Longtime volunteer Mary Jane Peters awards a third place medal to an Irondale student in Grab a Gram.
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Allison Peters awards 4th place medals in In Bloom to Gabrielle Pate and Kaylan Chance from Clay Elementary. The Thompson team accepts its gold medals in Weather or Not from ESO at JHS Coordinator David Peters.

A Record Setting 34 Teams in 2018
From just 4 schools in 1993 to over 30 registered each year since 2010, ESO's impact on education in Alabama is bigger than ever. Over 650 students participated in events in 2018 including students from Adamsville, Auburn, Brighton, Brookville, Chalkville, Charles Brown, Clanton, Clay, Columbia, Corner, Crumly Chapel, Donoho, Erwin, Fultondale, Gresham, Highlands, Hillview, Hueytown, IMSA, Irondale, Jefferson Christian, Kermit Johnson, Kitty Stone, Lipscomb, McAdory, Mill Creek, Minor, Mt. Olive, North Highland, Snow Rogers, Thompson, Warrior, West Jefferson and WO Lance. Thanks for helping make ESO 2018 yet another success!

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Clanton's Alaina Cantley and Ethan Jones pick up their silver medals from Bridging the Gap. A happy Hueytown gold medalist in Going Green.
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Another packed day at JHS. The Corner Middle School took 6th place in the overall team standings.
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Mount Olive Elementary smiles for the camera as the 5th place team. Columbia Elementary (Madison)
took home the 4th place trophy.
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The Donoho School gathers for a team photo after its 3rd place finish. Kitty Stone Elementary team members surround the 2nd place trophy.
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Clanton Intermediate (Clanton)
celebrates it team championship.
Clanton gathers for a championship
team photo.

Updated: February 27, 2018.

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