Charter Day School Wins Big at Science Olympiad – Advances to State Finals!

Charter Day School students are advancing to the state finals after a tremendous local Science Olympiad competition. Four of the teams Charter Day School brought to the competition earned medals. The Experimental Design team earned first place and will advance to the state finals on April 23 & 24. Students worked hard to overcome the challenge of this year’s on-line competition format. Their success is a testament to their drive and perseverance.

Below are the final scores of the teams that earned medals:

Disease Detectives – Fourth Place
Experimental Design – First Place
Water Quality – Seventh Place
Bottle Rocket – Fourth Place

Anabel Lopez, Charter Day School’s Student Head Coach and member of the first-place Experimental Design team, commented, “This year’s Science Olympiad has been the most challenging and rewarding season we’ve experienced. Virtual Science Olympiad has shown how determined Charter Day School is and nothing can stop us!” In the event, teams designed, conducted, and reported the findings of an experiment conducted solely on site.  

Headmaster Laurie Benton commented, “Our students did amazing! We are so proud of the drive, passion, discipline, and maturity they have demonstrated! They are great role models to their classmates and developing into the leaders of tomorrow!” Charter Day School is one of four public charter schools managed by The Roger Bacon Academy, Inc. founded in 1999 by education pioneer Baker Mitchell. The other schools include Douglass Academy in Wilmington, Columbus Charter School in Whiteville, and South Brunswick Charter School in Southport with a combined enrollment of over 2,100 students in K-8. All four are tuition-free, charter schools that welcome all students, regardless of income, ability, or address.  To learn more or enroll online, please visit

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