Congratulations to the Westlake High School Science Olympiad team, led by Tom Hall and Raymond Szczerba, who competed against area schools in the New York State Science Olympiad Regionals in February. The WHS team took home 16th place out of 44 teams.
Teams compete in up to 23 events in subjects covering earth science, biology, chemistry, physics and engineering. They meet after school for several months leading up to competition to prepare for a day of rigorous testing.
Medal winners included:
Olivia Cartano and Elisabeth Carpinelli: 10th place for Disease Detective
David Green and Eric Miller: 5th place for Dynamic Planet
Pranav Vadapalli and Moses Kahn: 8th place for Fossils
Marilyn Morocho and Jane Olszewski: 9th place for Geologic Mapping
Olivia Cartano and Elisabeth Carpinelli: 3rd place for Ornithology
Pranav Vadapalli and Moses Kahn: 4th place for Sound of Music
Paul Gschneider and Anthony Tothill: 9th place for Wright Stuff
Helen Michael and Olivia Eng: 9th place for Astronomy
Helen Michael and Luke Kramer: 8th place for Ping Pong Parachute