Science Olympians Compete in Regional Competition!

On Saturday, 12 December, the Wheatley Science Olympiad Team participated in its first competition of the season. In order to get the tri-state area teams ready for their respective regional competitions, Islip High School hosts an invitational.  Fifty-five teams from across New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut competed in 25 events. Students from Wheatley medaled in 4 events and placed 20th overall. Wheatley’s team was led by advisor Alexis Blondrage.

The medalists from Wheatley’s team were:

  • 4th Place: Cell Biology – Manan Shukla and Jeffrey Poomkudy
  • 4th Place: Fossils – Andrew Zuckerman and Jeffrey Poomkudy
  • 4th Place: Invasive Species – John Li and Karen Li
  • 8th Place: It’s About Time – Andrew Zuckerman and Cindy Zhou

This year’s team of builders and competitors includes:

  • Karan Amin
  • Sufia Ainechi
  • Joy Bestourous
  • Krista Chen
  • Robert Chang
  • Antony Deluxe
  • Arihant Jain
  • Haseeb Jangda
  • Vani Kumar
  • John Li
  • Karen Li
  • Jeffrey Poomkudy
  • Christopher Shen
  • Manan Shukla
  • Vedant Singh
  • Caleb Varghese
  • Emily Wang
  • Aiden Wong
  • Cindy Zhou
  • Andrew Zuckerman

The Nassau East Regional Competition is on January 30, 2016 at Wantagh High School. January’s regional competition determine which teams are invited to compete in the States Final in March.

Thank you to Ms. Blondrage for the write-up of the event and the photos of the medalists!

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