Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Fayette County's Booth Middle School Clinches Top Five Finish at National Science Competition

The J.C. Booth Middle School Science Olympiad team finished fifth in the nation at the National Science Olympiad competition held this past Saturday at Augusta State University.

Nationally revered as a tough competitor, the team has placed in the top 6 at the national competition for 12 years and has nine first place victories to its name. Sixty 15-member teams from schools across the nation competed in the 25th annual event. There were 46 competition categories spanning the sciences from chemistry, biology and physics to engineering, robotics and astronomy.

This year marked the Peachtree City team's 16th trip to the national competition. In order to get an invitation, a team must place first or second at the state competition. Booth won the state championship this year medaling in 19 out of 23 events and beating Fulton Science Academy, which placed second.

This was also a milestone year for the school’s Science Olympiad team as their longtime coach Mary Wilde retires at the end of the school year. Wilde has coached the team for 22 years; she has been a teacher for over 40 years.

Other team coaches include Booth teachers Tammy Pakulski, Bo Hill, Matt Jackson and Jeff Eller, along with numerous parents who volunteer their time every year to help the team prepare for competitions.

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