Our Science Olympiad team just returned from the national competition where they took 6th place!
"We are extremely proud of all the competitors! 6th in the nation is amazingly difficult yet we have a young but mighty team and their passion for rigorous STEM is worthy of celebrating!" says coach Corina Mota. Coach and science teacher Mr Ciambrone notes, "This is the 2nd best result ever for our team and the 4th time we placed in the top 10 at Nationals!
We also have 9 events recieve medals (which is only the top 6 teams, out of 60 in our division).
- Battery Buggy (Rishi N., Ved P.), 3rd
- Crimebusters (Ester M., Preston L.), 1st (National Champions!!)
- Dynamic Planet (Sahil S., Dhyey S.), 4th
- Hovercraft (Jake D., Preston L.), 4th
- Mystery Architecture (Sophia G., Hannah M.), 5th
- Optics (Dhyey S., Jake D.), 3rd
- Potions and Poisons (Ester M., Nina P.), 5th
- Road Scholar (Dhyey S., Jake D.), 2nd
- Solar System (Spriha M., Nidhi P.), 6th
The students themselves made the announcement to their classmates and the Piedmont community both on our televised morning announcments and in a phone call last night, saying,
"This is Ester and I got first in crimebusters and fifth in potions and poisons.
This is Nidhi and I won 6th in solar system.
This is Spreha and I got 6th in solar system.
This is Sofia and I got 5th in mystery architecture.
This is Nina and I got 5th in potions and poisons.
This is Rishi and I got 3rd in battery buggy."
Ms Barone also gave a shout outs to "Dhyeh who took 4th in dynamic planet, 2nd in roads scholars and 3rd in optics. Shout out to Jake who took 4th in hovercraft, 2nd in roads scholars and 3rd in optics. Shout out to Saahil for taking 4th in dynamic planet. Shout out to Preston for taking first in crimebusters and 4th in hovercraft. Shout out to Hanna for taking 5th in mystery architecture. Shout to Ved for taking 3rd in battery buggy.
Extra special out to all of our coaches especially Ms. Mota, Mr. Ciambrone and Ms. Burrell.
Congratulations Science Olympiad. We are so proud of you!"
Piedmont! You Know!
Ms Gurthie noted that in addition to being brilliant young scientists, the group is also a well dressed bunch! What talent and creativity all around!
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