IRVINGTON, N.Y. -- Members of the Irvington Middle School Science Olympiad club took home medals and placed 10th overall as a team when they showcased their skills at the annual Science Olympiad on Feb. 27 at Scarsdale Middle School.
“Our students had been preparing for months during club meetings and outside of school,” said club co-adviser Nicole Arvanites. “Their hard work and dedication was wonderful to see after months of preparation and was truly evident at the competition. They demonstrated teamwork, problem-solving and so much more.”
The Science Olympiad gives students the opportunity to excel in the sciences and venture beyond the classroom. As part of the competition, they competed in a number of disciplines against students from 29 other area schools.
Another group of students was asked to play the role of “disease detectives” and use their investigative skills in the scientific study of disease, injury, health and disability to focus on population growth. In another category, students designed and built a mechanical device to transport an egg along a track as quickly as possible without breaking it. In the air trajectory category, students showcased a device they built for launching projectiles onto a target.
Congratulations to the following students who received medals at the Science Olympiad:
- Cameron Asadi and Zachary Rosman: first place in Meteorology
- Henry Demarest and Aidan McClure: second place in Optics
- Clara Firpo-Cappiello and Isabella Macchia: second place in Disease Detectives
- Clara Firpo-Cappiello and Anika Manchanda: second place in Air Trajectory
- Chloe Banino and Emelyn Juenger: third place in Picture This
- Henry Demarest and Chinmay Joshi: third place in Microbe Mission
- Henry Demarest and Chinmay Joshi: fourth place in Road Scholar
- Kate Hanna and Sam Schoenfarber: fifth place in Scrambler
- Ryan Flanagan and Tommy Flanagan: sixth place in Elastic Glider
- Killian Daly and Aidan McClure: sixth place in Dynamic Planet
“We are extremely proud of our students,” Arvanites said. “At the end of the day, they were already talking about next year’s competition and how they can’t wait to start preparing."
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