Article by Aidan York ’20:
Over the weekend of February 15-16, over 40 high school and Latin School students traveled to Ithaca, NY to compete in the Fifth Annual Cornell Science Olympiad Invitational.
This competition featured an extremely challenging field, boasting nationally ranked teams from Nevada, Washington, Michigan, and Texas, converging to clash in a battle of scientific prowess. After a half day of travel on Friday, February 15, and a full day of competition on Saturday, February 16, the results were tallied.
Kellenberg’s A team placed 15th out of 39 teams, winning medals in 4 events, while the high school B team placed 32nd out of 39 teams. The Latin School team additionally placed 26th out of 41 middle school teams. On the A team, Fran Morales and Julia Zacharski earned 5th in Anatomy, Meaghan O’Keefe, Natalie Jean-Michel, and Sarah Narcisse earned 5th in Codebusters, Tyler Martinus and Paul Bartolemea earned 5th in Fermi Questions, and Fran Morales and Aidan York earned 4th in Sounds of Music.
The team’s success at such a high-level competition offers practice for the New York State Championship, the next and final competition of the season, which will be in March. Congratulations to all competitors and best of luck to the A team as they continue preparations for States!