Science Olympiads Qualify for State Competition

Science Olympiads Qualify for State Competition Photo

The middle school Science Olympiad Team has earned a spot at the state competition after winning third place and 14 medals at the Suffolk County Regional Division competition, held at Candlewood Middle School.

To earn their placement, the students in grades 6-9, competed against 38 teams in events that tested their skills in earth science, biology, chemistry and physical engineering.

The Port Jefferson School District extends its congratulations to the team for their accomplishment and wishes them the best at the state competition, which will be held on April 7 and 8 at East Syracuse-Minoa High School in Syracuse, New York.


Top Medal Winners

First Place
Aaron Held and Gil Zaltsman, Fast Facts
Third Place
Sinan Ates and Gavin Chambers, Anatomy
Andrew Patterson and Kasumi Layne-Stasik, Herpetology
Grant Samara and Michela Rabeno, rocks and minerals
Fourth Place
Sinan Ates and Mattea Rabeno, Crime busters
Gil Zaltsman and Grant Samara, Disease Detectives
Kyle Onghai and Hugo Onghai, Hovercraft
Aaron Held and Sapphire Perera, Probe Mission
Gavin Chambers and Aaron Held, Road Scholar
Kasumi Layne-Stasik and Hugo Onghai, Write it do it