TKA Students Advance to States for Science Olympiad

(West Palm Beach, FL) The King’s Academy completed a successful run at this year’s Regional Florida Science Olympiad and will be heading to the State Tournament at UCF on March 25th, 2017.

This past Saturday, TKA placed 6th out of 45 registered teams, qualifying them for the State Tournament. Over an 8-hour period, FAU hosted 24 events which 14 TKA students represented. This was TKA’s first time competing in the competitions. TKA medaled in seven of the events.

Here are the results:

2nd place in Aquifers:  Lauren Arrington & Carissa Martin

3rd place in Write It/Do It:  Lauren Arrington & Trent Hannan

3rd place in Towers:  Lauren and Trent Hannan

4th place in Disease Detectives:  Brendan Wernisch and Katie Dube

4th place in Invasive Species:  Marie Schuler and Katie Dube

4th place in Microbe Mission:  Carissa Martin and Charlie Chen

6th place in Anatomy and Physiology:  Carissa Martin and Charlie Chen

TKA also had two more 7th place finishes: Chem Lab (Carissa Martin and Charlie Chen) and Electric Vehicle (Solomon and Michael). Other members of the team include:

  •             Haolin Xiong
  •             George Zhao
  •             Solomon Gao
  •             Lingxiao Mou
  •             Jacob Dillistin
  •             Kenny Shaw

TKA’s High School Science Teacher Mrs. Jennifer Arrington was very impressed with the students.

“I couldn’t be more proud or thankful. This team was a superior mix of hard work, brains, great attitude and enthusiasm. The whole thing was bathed in prayer. God is good.”

The King’s Academy is a National Blue Ribbon, Christian school serving more than 1,400 students from preschool through 12th grade, and is accredited by AdvancEd, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Association of Christian Schools International, and the Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools. The King’s Academy serves students and their families across Palm Beach County, Florida, at its campus at Belvedere Rd. and Sansbury’s Way in West Palm Beach and its satellite preschool campuses in Boynton Beach, Greenacres, Loxahatchee/Wellington, Palm Beach Gardens, and Royal Palm Beach. More information about The King’s Academy is available at www.TKA.net.