Students excel in QUEST competition

  • Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Students from 42 public schools throughout the tri-county area battled for top honors at the 28th Annual QUEST Academic Competition held in March at Trident Technical College.

Students competed and earned points in team competitions in math, science and social studies, and in individual competitions in composition, public speaking and visual arts. Schools whose students earned the most total points won overall awards at each level.

Overall awards were given to 12 schools.

At Level II (grades 7-8), Alston Middle School and Buist Academy tied for second place overall.

At Level III (grades 9-10), Ashley Ridge High School placed second. At Level IV (grades 11-12) Ashley Ridge High School won first place.

About 1,200 students participated in this year’s Quest. Local results listed below:

Level I (Grade 6)

First Place: Alston Middle School – Natalia Thomas-Sarmiento

Second Place: Oakbrook Middle School – Nick Diesso

Mathematics

First Place: Gregg Middle School – Ollie Allen, Dylan Johns, Max Jolly

Visual Arts

Third Place: Oakbrook Middle School – Luo Lan Weng

Level II (Grades 7-8)

Overall School Winners

Third Place: Alston Middle School

Mathematics

First Place: Alston Middle School – Kelsey Hearing, Alexander Harriman, Donovan Lam

Public Speaking

Third Place: DuBose Middle School – Ben Vining

Science

Third Place: DuBose Middle School – Brody Pedersen, Distiny Boone, Kevin Thornton

Social Studies

Second Place: Oakbrook Middle School – Clarissa Albrecht, Cade Fluent, Rob Robino

Level III (Grades 9-10)

Overall School Winners

Second Place: Ashley Ridge High School

Composition

First Place: Summerville High School – Meredith Welsh

Mathematics

Second Place: Ashley Ridge High School – Zach Fuchs, Jacob Swartz

Third Place: Summerville High School – Abigail Davol, Jay Brock, Arykah Moore

Science

First Place: Ashley Ridge High School – Wajdi Halabi, Jacob Talley, Chris Doll

Third Place: Summerville High School – Tristan Cromer, Johnny Wood, Zachary Troyan

Visual Arts

Third Place: Fort Dorchester High School – Trisani Mukhopadhyay

Level IV (Grades 11-12)

Overall School Winners

First Place: Ashley Ridge High School

Composition

First Place: Fort Dorchester High School – Bianca LaPaz

Second Place: Ashley Ridge High School – Kelly Munn

Third Place: Summerville High School – Ronald Kelly

Mathematics

Second Place: Ashley Ridge High School – Colton Haacke, Chandler Gonzales, Jason Gonzales

Science

First Place: Ashley Ridge High School – Olivia Musselman, Evan Topper, Scott Denhoff

Third Place: Summerville High School – Hannah Welsh, Andrew McCollough, Tyler Pruitt

Visual Arts

First Place: Ashley Ridge High School – Theresa Duong

Second Place: Summerville High School – Rebecca Matsko

Special Competitions

Computer Programming

Second Place: Fort Dorchester High School – Timothy Stowens, Nick Ingram, Andrew Samuels

Culinary

Third Place: Fort Dorchester High School – Thurman Evans, Sarah O’Connor, Savannah Snover; Alternate: Brianna Stasik

Engineering Design and Construction

First Place: Fort Dorchester High School – Casey Blythe, Paige McPherson, Cody Palfreyman

Second Place: Fort Dorchester High School – Brian Sanders, Camden Hagen, William Cofield

Third Place: Ashley Ridge High School – Katie Chambers

French I

Third Place: Summerville High School – Charleston Shanko

Horticulture

Third Place: Ashley Ridge High School – Robert Furman

Spanish I

Second Place: Fort Dorchester High School – Manon Bond

Third Place: River Oaks Middle School – Vicente Sanger

Spanish II

Third Place: Fort Dorchester High School – JanLuke Iftime

Video/Film Team 1

First Place: Summerville High School – Briana Chisolm, Nate McKinley, Ashley Goedert, P.J. Collins

Third Place: Summerville High School – Joseph Aaron, Betsy Bullock, Kelsey Butler, Bryce Cleary

Welding

First Place: Dorchester County Career & Technology Center – Tyler Melcher

Third Place: Dorchester County Career & Technology Center – Nathan Mixon

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