For The Tribune
CLAY — The Clay Elementary School Science Olympiad team placed fourth overall in the Jefferson County Science Olympiad on Jan. 18 at Pinson Valley High School.
The team had three first-place group finishers.
Andrew Adams, Zack Mills and Jordan McCants placed first in Triple Play. Mills and Garrett Rogers took first place in Bridging the Gap. Adams and Collin Sims placed first in the Geometrics competition.
Julia Petty, Alex’ah Boone and Gracie Reeves finished in second place in Reflection Relay. Mills and Jacob Tapscott placed second in Space Invaders, and Petty and Boone finished second in Mystery Architecture.
Tapscott and Reeves earned a third-place finish in Weather or Not. Rogers and Petty placed fourth in Modern Minds.
Petty, Mary Katherine Barnes, Jana Smith and Alanna Gaines placed fifth in Write It, Do It. Also earning a fifth-place finish were Reeves and Boone in What Are You Trying to Tell Me?
The team is coached by Brenda Hancock.