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St. Amant High Science Club advances to state competition

Staff reports

The St. Amant High Science Club participated in the Region I Science Olympiad at Nicholls State University March 7 and received a fifth place award overall and a berth to the State Competition.

Science Olympiad is a competitive event where students use their science content knowledge and problem solving skills to tackle 25 assigned tasks.

All facets of science are covered: Biology, chemistry, physics, ecology, engineering, and experimentation. 

Individual placings were as follows: Matt Roth and Tiffany Clements, first place in Disease Detectives; Joe Dubree and Tyler Sanchez, first place in Junkyard Challenge; Chris Dubree and Trey Facheux, first place in Ecology;  Alexa Nickens and Rebecca Harris, second place in Amphibians and Reptiles, Matt Roth and Connor Graham,  second place in Remote Sensing;  Chris Dubree and Durel Hoover, third place in Environmental Chemistry.

Other members of the team included DJ Ridgdell, Justin Breaux, Halie Gibson, Cole Aymond, and Abby Ragusa. Serving as alternate was Kaitlyn Wooley, and Lori Ridgdell is the teacher coach. Together, the team scored a total of 174 points.

The Louisiana State Science Olympiad will be held April 4 at Southeastern Louisiana University’s campus in Hammond. The Science Club also participates in the Department of Energy Science Bowl each year.

To raise money for these competitions, the science club members sold raffle tickets during the fall football season for a gift certificate to the Apple store.

Interested potential sponsors can contact Lori Ridgdell at