Article by Polly Taylor ’18:
On March 11th and 12th, the Kellenberg Memorial High School Science Olympiad A team competed at the 32nd annual New York State Competition hosted by Le Moyne College in Syracuse.
New York State is one the most competitive states in the nation, with over 400 teams competing throughout the state. The top 55 teams in the state qualified for the state tournament. Kellenberg Memorial’s students competed in 23 events and 2 New York State trial events, in areas of science ranging from astronomy to forensics to anatomy. Students interested in engineering were also able to compete in building events, such as electric vehicle, towers, and robot arm.
The competition concluded on Saturday afternoon with an award ceremony held in the LeMoyne College gymnasium. Kellenberg Memorial competed very well in the competition. Taking home a 5th place medal in Fermi questions were senior Tom Greco ’17 and sophomore Tyler Martinus ’19. A 7th place medal in Rocks and Minerals was won by sophomores Natalie Jean-Michel ’19 and Chelsea-Faith Florita ’19. Finally, a 7th place medal in Dynamic Planet was awarded to senior Calvin Bernic ’17 and junior Polly Taylor ’18. Overall, Kellenberg Memorial placed 22nd out of 55 teams.
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The team would like to thank Bro. Nigel Pratt, S.M. and all of the coaches for their help and support through another successful year of competition!