Article by Phoenix writer Delaney Clark ’25:
On January 7th, both the Kellenberg Memorial High School and Latin School Science Olympiad teams kicked off the new year with the Long Island Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament hosted at Kellenberg Memorial High School. The teams competed in all 23 events for each division which included Anatomy and Physiology, Forestry, Solar System, Forensics, and many more.
Everyone who participated put in a lot of preparation and had exceptional performances.
Mrs. Carman, moderator of the Latin School Science Olympiad team, commented on the students saying, “They helped each other out. They cheered each other on. They worked together the entire day and they ended up having a great experience!”
Freshman Viktor Lorentz performed well, earning a 2nd Place Medal in Solar System, 3rd Place Medal in “Can’t Judge a Powder”, and a 6th Place Medal in “Write It Do It.” These required Viktor to remember key facts about the solar system, identify a mystery powder, and use teamwork to complete a building task.
After competing against over 50 teams ranging from Mount Academy to West Babylon, Viktor said, “It was a lot of people and it was a lot of fun!”
Kellenberg could not be more proud of its participants. Any student in grades 6-12 interested in joining the fun can join by visiting room 250 any day after school.