Science Olympiad rank in state competition!

Science Olympiad rank in state competition!
The Port Jefferson Middle School Science Olympiad team placed eighth overall in the New York State Science Olympiad Competition, held recently in Syracuse, NY. The ranking is the second highest for the team in almost two decades.

The team, which includes students from grades 6-9, achieved 12 medals in various events. During the awards ceremony, the top 10 finishers were announced and recognized and the team received a plaque for their accomplishment.

According to coach and middle school science teacher Adam Bouchard, the students were successful by their hard work in studying scientific principles and engineering devices to complete the various tasks.

“Congratulations to our Science Olympiad Team,” said middle school principal Robert Neidig. “I am so proud of Mr. Bouchard and our tremendous science students on a job well done.”

Medal Winners
First Place, Rocks and Minerals – Aaron Held, Grant Samara
Second Place, Potions and Poisons – Gani Ates, Grant Samara
Third Place, Fast Facts – Aaron Held, Peggy Yin
Fourth Place, Anatomy – Gani Ates, Peggy Yin
Fourth Place, Microbe Mission – Hugo Onghai, Peggy Yin
Fourth Place, Optics – William Wu, Peggy Yin
Fourth Place, Solar System – Liam Gameng, Kasumi Layne-Stasik
Fifth Place, Herpetology – Andrew Patterson, Kasumi Layne-Stasik
Fifth Place, Science Quiz Bowl – Michael Melikyan, Andrew Patterson, Max Paulus

Sixth Place, Meteorology – Liam Gameng, William Wu
Seventh Place, Disease Detectives – Hugo Onghai, Grant Samara
Seventh Place, Ecology – Teppei Fukuto, Andrew Patterson