On Friday morning, our intrepid Science Olympians departed for the finals of the 2016 New York State Science Olympiad Tournament. Accompanied by advisors Alexis Blondrage and DJ Paulson, the students competed against 53 other teams from across New York state in different science-related competitions.
Science Olympiad competitions are like academic track meets, consisting of a series of 23 team events. Each year, a portion of the events are rotated to reflect the ever-changing nature of genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering and technology. By combining events from all disciplines, Science Olympiad encourages a wide cross-section of students to get involved. Emphasis is placed on active, hands-on group participation.
The Wheatley team competed well across the board, earning 28th place overall. Within those results, students earned medals in the following categories:
- John Li and Karen Li: 1st Place, Invasives
- Andrew Zuckerman and Karen Li: 8th Place, Geologic Mapping
Congratulations to all of the competitors! Thanks to Ms. Blondrage and Mr. Paulson for accompanying the students and for the competition photos!