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Churchill Road Students Win First, Second Place in Science Olympiad

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Pictured (not in order) are CRS Science Olympiad Team members Eric Sun, Yasmin Akhtar, Christopher Bi, Seowon Choi, Grace Chung, Ethan Hsiao, Nadia Jo, Nihal Khurana, Andrew Kim, Nicholas Kim, Yujin Kim, Shalomi Nimesh, Ian Palk, Asha Pantula, Reva Siva, Ramya Susarla, Maya Swarup, Nina Talwar, Brandon Torng, Christian Tschampel, Nolan Ward, Nathan Xue and Tiffany Zhang, along with team sponsors Mrs. Natasha Swarup (parent) and Ms. Jennifer Ezzell (CRS fifth grade teacher). Not pictured: Stephanie Bi, Connor Graves, Kimberly Han, Ethan Li, Christopher Sole, William Wang and Benjamin Xu.

On Saturday, March 16, the Churchill Road Elementary School’s Science Olympiad Teams took both first and second place at the Regional Tournament at Stone Middle School in Centreville. Twenty-one teams from 10 area elementary and 11 middle schools participated at this tournament. The Churchill Road Blue Team placed first and the White Team came in second. CRS students won nine of the 23 events, and placed either second or third in another 10. The fifth and sixth grade students have been working hard all year under the direction of their mentors, CRS fifth grade teacher Jennifer Ezzell and parent Natasha Swarup. The students are looking forward to continued success at the state tournament at Virginia Tech later in April.