From the 'junkyard' to nationals, the Wickford Middle School Science Olympiad team has been on quite a ride this spring.
After coming in first at last month's state tournament, the team led by teacher Nancy LaPosta-Frazier earned its first-ever trip to nationals and will compete next week against the best and brightest scientific minds in the country on the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
This week, we introduce you to the members of that team and profile their journey to the top of the state and beyond.
In addition, we've got you covered for all the latest news regarding the NK and Exeter budgets, not to mention looks into the rising rates of crime in North Kingstown and the latest attempt by local liquor store owners to curb underage drinking and smoking.
All that and more in this week's Standard Times!