MURFREESBORO — Teams from St. Rose of Lima School in Murfreesboro and Ravenwood High School in Franklin captured their respective B (middle school) and C (high school) Regional Science Olympiad championships on Feb. 25 at MTSU, Pat Patterson, coordinator of the event, said Feb. 27.
St. Rose, coached by Lori Klukowski, finished ahead of St. Henry School of Nashville in the middle-school category. Smyrna’s Stewarts Creek Middle School place third, Spring Hill Middle fourth and Winfree Bryant Middle School of Lebanon placed fifth.
Earning an alternate spot was St. Andrew’s-Sewanee. It will advance if one of the top five teams cannot attend the State Science Olympiad Saturday, April 14, at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
Ravenwood, coached by Avrill Buerstetta, finished ahead of Central Magnet School of Murfreesboro and the rest of the high-school field. Placing third was Spring Hill, La Vergne fourth and Blackman earned the alternate spot. Blackman will advance to state only if one of the top four teams is unable to attend.