Bedford Wins State Science Olympiad; Coleytown Earns Kudos

It’s been a tough year for Coleytown Middle School.

But moving to a new building did not stop some of the students from working hard in preparation for the Connecticut Science Olympiad Tournament.

On Sunday in Farmington, they turned in outstanding performances at the tournament — in all 23 events. 

Coleytown students coached by Keenen Grace finished 7th in the state, including 10 top 5 finishes. The state Olympiad director gave a shout-out during the awards to the CMS students, saying they had done “particularly well” given the circumstances.

The Coleytown Middle School Science Olympiad team…

Meanwhile, Bedford Middle School — coached by Art Ellis, with help from Kat Nicholas and Daniel Cortright — competed as 2 teams. The A team finished 1st.  They’ll represent Connecticut at the Science Olympiad national tournament in June, at Cornell University.

The B team was not far behind, in 3rd place.

Congrats to all our great middle school Olympians!

… and the Bedford Science Olympians.

4 responses to “Bedford Wins State Science Olympiad; Coleytown Earns Kudos

  1. Congrats to all!! That is great stuff!

  2. As a teacher who is working each day in our combined middle school, I must say this news is WONDERFUL! The coaches from both schools have risen above and beyond this year, devoted time before and after school, traveled to invitationals with the students, and met with them during lunch times. They created an incredibly caring, team-oriented, science-obsessed community within a challenging school situation, and STILL captured these wins. Kudos, bravo, and THANK YOU!

  3. Ed Bludnicki


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