Article by Phoenix writer Grace Garcia ’23:
The Kellenberg High School Science Olympiad team competed in numerous activities on February 5th, 2022. This competition determined who would qualify for the state competition from all of the Nassau County West schools.
From 7:30 AM to 3:50 PM, the students competed in twenty three different events including but not limited to: Astronomy, Remote Sensing, Experimental Design, Chemistry Lab, Write-It-To-Do-It, WiFi Lab, Codebusters, Gravity Vehicle, Bridge, Wright Stuff, Green Generation, Dynamic Planet, Trajectory, It’s About Time, and Ornithology.
Kellenberg placed sixth best out of thirty six teams and one of six high school teams to qualify for the state competition, the others being Great Neck South, Chaminade, Manhasset, Roslyn, and Schreiber.
Some stand out players who won medals in different events were Seniors James Cross, Rebecca Doyle, Jonathan Duggan, Ryan Gerhart, Ara San Antonio, Jillian Scocca, Alec Szulzycki, Juniors Lauren Dunne, Philip Ryan, Angelina Scalice, and Sackett Sloane, and Sophomores Lara Courgi, Lauren DeRiggi, Fran Mango, and Jason Vasconez.
Junior Angelina Scalice had this to say: “The competition as a whole was a lot of fun. It was great to be with the team and to participate in what we loved most: STEM. The process of preparing and competing definitely took a lot of effort. Everyone on the team works hard to study and build to perform to the best of our abilities.”
Congratulations to the Kellenberg Memorial High School Science Olympiad team for qualifying for the State Competition!