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St. Mary School Crown Point Advances to Science Olympiad Regionals

The Science Olympiad season continued for students at St. Mary Catholic Community School with two recent 2024 invitationals. The first took place on January 20, at the University of Chicago, where middle school students went up against 27 of the top teams in the country. Sixth graders Andrew Myers and Gabriel Rosado achieved sixth place in the rollercoaster event!


The students then competed at Valparaiso University on Saturday, February 3. The teams earned medals in fourteen events. Eighth grader, James Zembillas earned first place in Air Trajectory. James, who is in his third year of Science Olympiad, said of the building process: “It took many trips to the store and a lot of testing, but in the end it was worth it. I am looking forward to perfecting my design for regionals.” Sixth graders and first-year competitors Sean Johannson and Luca Trajkovski took first place in “Reach for the Stars,” an event geared towards astronomy.  The students will go on to compete at regionals next month, which will take place at Ivy Tech in Lafayette.


Back: Nathan Jamrosz, Alexis Myers, Abygail Cervera, Rachel Mumaugh, Olivia Cruz, Lorelai Bronson, Sean Johannson, Andrew Myers, Luca Trajkovski, Lucas Raloff, Kailana Urbanek, Mrs. McLoughlin

Front: Sara Cooley, Dani Fleming, Sophia Scalzitti

Sean Johannson and Luca Trajkovski

James Zembillas and his dad with the air trajectory

Rachel Mumaugh and Lorelai Bronson with Shelby (the tower project)

St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point offers grade levels Junior Pre-Kindergarten (for three-year-olds) through grade eight.  All students are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities such as Academic Team, Chess Club, Science Olympiad, Scouts, Environmental Club, WSMW News Cast, athletics and more.  To learn more about enrollment at St. Mary’s School or schedule a personal tour, visit or call 219.663.0676.


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