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Science Soars @Selma Elementary


Science Olympiad competitors pose with Grifols grant benefactor, principal and coaches
This is the first Science Olympiad team Selma has had in 10 years and we are very proud of all of our members.  The team has been working since the beginning of November on 19 different events that include hands-on building activities and inquiry events.  
Selma's Science Olympiad Team was recently awarded a Community Relations Grant from Grifols for $300 and backpacks and water bottles for the competition.

North Carolina Science Olympiad (NCSO) is a nonprofit organization with the mission to attract and retain the pool of K-12 students entering science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees and careers in North Carolina. Every year NCSO hosts tournaments on university, community college, and public school campuses across the state. These tournaments are rigorous academic interscholastic competitions that consist of a series of different hands-on, interactive, challenging and inquiry-based events that are well balanced between the various disciplines of biology, earth science, environmental science, chemistry, physics, engineering and technology.

In 2018, more than 980 K-12 teams representing over 18,000 students and 85 counties in North Carolina participated in NCSO activities. NCSO is indebted to the thousands of volunteers that donate their time each year to making our activities a success.

The challenging and self-motivating events of NCSO align with the North Carolina Standard Course of Study as well as the National Science Education Standards. The events are designed to enhance and strengthen both science content and process skills.

Picture - Front Row Left to Right - Marcos Botello Guerrero, Carlos Martinez Cuin, Luke McLamb, Delany Villeda Acevedo, Macie Richardson, Penelope Botello Guerrero.
Back Row Left to Right - Beth Rosenberry (Grifols Representative), Deisy Jimenez Martinez, Fernanda Bonilla, Maritza Rosado (SES Principal), Jordyn O'Neal, Joslyn Johnson, Michael Beasley, Karen McLamb (Assistant Coach), Kimberle' Aycock (Head Coach), Sherry Hancuff (Engineering Administration for Grifols)
Missing 5th Grade Team Members  - Sara Alfonzo, Genesis Arroniz, Caden Bailey, Skylar Mayberry, Loren Monterroza, Allison Villeda Acevedo, Marines Betancourt - Henley (Assistant Coach) Also not pictured - third grader Alicia Longenberger.