Wow! Can you imagine having a Club that offers you an opportunity to compete against other school’s in things like constructing bridges, trajectories, planes, bio-processing, astronomy, amphibians, reptiles, and fossils along with other subjects taught at school? Well, students at Philip W. Sugg Middle School have just the Club – The Science Olympiads.

The PWS Science Olympiad teams are sponsored by the Philip W. Sugg Parent Action Group (PAG). PWS Science teachers Mrs. Marilyn Curtis and Mrs. Jennifer Robitaille serve as coaches for the Team. Mrs. Curtis and Mrs. Robitaille donated their time and equipped the Team with supplies. The Olympiads also received assistance from Miss Rita Newell, Lisbon High School Science teacher, School Resource Officer Renee Bernard, and Mel Curtis, Lewiston Director of Special Education.

On Saturday, March 7, the Team competed among other middle school students in their specific areas at the Waynflete School in Portland. Members of the 2009 PWS Science Olympiad Team were Dakota Bisson, Christian Booker, Jack Caron, Gareth D’Amboise, Patrick Dexler, Taylor Feehan, Amanda Hazelton, Taylor Millson, Rebekah Nida, Taylor Plourde, Ryen Small, Victoria Swan, Lily Wade, Becket Wagner, Draven Walker, and Robert Wood. “Students showed great sportsmanship and brought home fourteen medals and twenty ribbons,” shared coaches Mrs. Curtis and Mrs. Robitaille.

Next year, the team at PWS hopes to include two grade levels with the following year adding a third grade level giving all middle school students an opportunity to join.

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