Submitted by Brad Hutcherson
The Frederica Academy Science Bowl teams had a busy weekend recently. Both Upper School teams competed in the College of Coastal Georgia Math + Sciences Expo Academic Bowl. It is a competition between local public and independent/private schools with science and math questions where teams take a written test and then do a buzzer competition. The winner of the written test then plays the winner of the buzzer competition in a final buzzer match to determine the champion.
The 11th and 12th grade team which consisted of captain George Poulakis, Alex Dunn, Nick Noltes, Constance Sullivan and John Mitchell Brock, won both the written test and the buzzer competition and were declared champions without having to go through a final round.
The 10th and 11th grade team which consisted of captain Ryan McHugh, Alastair Campbell, Britton Sullivan, William Brock and Lucy Worthy, won the buzzer competition and played in a final round competition vs. Glynn Academy, winning in sudden death overtime.
It is the second consecutive year Frederica has won both divisions of the College of Coastal Georgia tournament.
The team also traveled to Savannah to compete in the State Science Bowl sponsored by the Department of Energy. Frederica Academy qualified for the science bowl in January by winning the region competition. The team was victorious over Statesboro High School and Lowndes County High School, but didn’t win enough points to advance to the national tournament in Washington D.C.