SFES Science Olympiad Wins First Place in State Competition

Members and coaches of Science Olympiad team celebrate with trophy.

The Shallowford Falls Elementary Science Olympiad team won the top placement at the Georgia Elementary Science Olympiad after going up against some of the best teams in the state. 

The school’s team took first place at the competition that was hosted by Kennesaw State University on May 4, 2024. Georgia’s Elementary Science Olympiad is the largest in the nation, attracting approximately 65 teams each year. 

Shallowford Falls’ team members include: Deevisha Biyani, Aanya Ganga, Malcolm Nembhard, Arush Sakragoudra, Ben Schnizler, Ellie Schnizler, Sneha Shastri, Emmeline Sung, Advik Aravind, James Birch, Cullen Hoots, Finley McDaniel, Sophie Roth, Ozair Siddique, Samuel Solveling, Anokhi Subrahmanian, Landon Bias, Atticus Burns, Graham Hart, and Zander Kehr. Kimeron Puckett and Patricia Taylor coach the team. 

The Elementary Science Olympiad is designed to encourage students to explore new and challenging ways of solving problems as part of a team by competing in events that focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering, math). Teams from all over the state compete in regional events to qualify for a spot at the state tournament. Shallowford Falls took First Place at the Regional Competition earlier this year.