Pearl River Community College

Science Olympiad brings hundreds to campus

  POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College hosted hundreds of middle and high school students Saturday, Feb. 20, for the 2016 Mississippi Gulf South Regional Science Olympiad.
  St. Patrick placed first in the middle school division followed by North Woolmarket and Petal Middle School.
  Forrest County Agricultural High School came in first in the high school division. St. Patrick was second and Oak Grove High School was third.
  First, second and third place winners in the middle school competitions were as follows:
Anatomy and physiology - St. Patrick, North Woolmarket, Petal MS.
Bridge building - St. Patrick, North Woolmarket, Petal MS.
Crave the Wave - Petal MS, St. Patrick, North Woolmarket.
Crime Busters - St. Patrick, Petal MS, North Woolmarket.
Disease Detectives - Petal MS, North Woolmarket (second and third).
Dynamic Planet - Petal MS, North Woolmarket, St. Patrick.
Elastic launched gliders - Petal Upper Elementary, North Woolmarket (second and third).
Fossils - North Woolmarket, St. Patrick, Petal MS.
Green Generation - Petal MS, North Woolmarket, St. Patrick.
Invasive species - North Woolmarket (first and second), St. Patrick.
Microbe Mission: Petal MS, North Woolmarket (second and third).
Picture This - North Woolmarket, St. Patrick, Lillie Burney STEAM Academy (Hattiesburg).
Reach for the Stars - North Woolmarket (first and third), St. Patrick.
Scrambler - North Woolmarket (first and third), Petal UE.
Wind Power - St. Patrick, Petal UE, Petal MS.
Write It Do It - Petal MS, St. Patrick, Petal UE.
  First, second and third place winners in the high school competitions were as follows:
Anatomy and physiology - St. Patrick, Oak Grove High School, Pearl River Central High School.
Astronomy - Oak Grove, Seminary High School, PRC.
Bridge building - D’Iberville High School, PRC, St. Patrick.
Chemistry lab - West Jones High School, Oak Grove, PRC.
Disease Detectives - St. Patrick, Forrest County Agricultural High School, PRC.
Dynamic Planet - Stone High School, d’Iberville, Oak Grove.
Forensics - St. Patrick, d’Iberville, Oak Grove.
Fossils - D’Iberville, PRC, FCAHS.
Game On - St. Patrick, FCAHS, West Jones.
Green Generation - Seminary, West Jones, Oak Grove.
Invasive Species - PRC, FCAHS, St. Patrick.
Robot arm - FCAHS, Stone d’Iberville.
Wind power - West Jones, St. Patrick (second and third).
Wright Stuff - West Jones, FCAHS, St. Patrick.
Write It Do It - Oak Grove, d’Iberville, Stone.
Microbe Mission - FCAHS, Oak Grove, St. Patrick.


Austin Powell and Maryann Craft watch anxiously as their Scrambler vehicle nears the barrier which would break the egg attached to the front. The Petal Upper Elementary School students placed second during the Mississippi Gulf South Regional Science Olympiad held Feb. 20 at Pearl River Community College.
PRCC Public Relations photo

Jacob Smith watches as Austin Beck maneuvers a robot to place a Lego block into an egg carton during competition Feb. 20 at the Mississippi Gulf South Regional Science Olympiad at Pearl River Community College. The team from Forrest County Agricultural High School placed first in the event.
PRCC Public Relations photo

Hunter Jerome from Forrest County Agricultural High School watches the plane that he and Jacob Smith built for the Wright Stuff competition at the Mississippi Gulf South Regional Science Olympiad. They placed second in their division during the Olympiad held Feb. 20 at Pearl River Community College.
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Petal Middle School student Thomas Sanchez steadies the bucket while classmate Colint Bullock scoops sand into it to test the weight of the bridge they built. They placed third in bridge building competition at the Mississippi Gulf South Regional Science Olympiad held Feb. 20 at Pearl River Community College.
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