By: Susan Gum // September 18th, 2015 // Stories
Delmarva Christian High School medaled in six events at the Delaware State Division C High School Science Olympiad, held Saturday, March 6, at Delaware State University in Dover.
Sophomores Tyler Collins and Kyle Kokjohn took 1st Place in Mission Possible; Seniors Lauren Henry and John Hale, 6th Place in Forensics; Seniors Philip Gordon and Dario Gaspar, 6th Place in Environmental Chemistry; Henry and Hale, 7th Place in Anatomy & Physiology and 10th Place in Technical Problem Solving, and Gordon and Junior Maegan Bourne, 10th Place in Astronomy.
Delmarva Christian entered a team of 12 students in all 24 events, competing against 59 other teams from 38 schools around the State. The DCHS team was the highest-scoring team from Sussex County.
Perhaps most notable, the DCHS team won the Spirit Award for best exemplifying the spirit of the competition. Lead Science Teacher Kim Henry was presented a plaque as the Outstanding Coach from Sussex County.
DCHS alumnae Kolby Dukes and Jay Collier served as assistants to the event supervisors for Mousetrap Vehicle, contributing a grueling 12-hour day of hard work.
“Excellence is what we strive for and our team did a wonderful job in achieving just that. Every time our students leave the campus, they know that they have an opportunity to be a good witness for the school and Christ,” said Principal Scott Kemerling.