Science Olympiad LHS Students Step Up TO STEM Challenges at NJIT

Livingston High School Science Olympiad teams were awarded on Wednesday, Jan. 11 in the NJIT northern regional tournament. Out of 20 New Jersey high school teams, the LHS Team 1, brought home a third-place trophy while Team 2 placed 13th overall. The teams were coached by science teachers Megan DeBlieck, Erin Leighty and Catherine Mino.

Out of the students on both teams, many of them claimed individual medals for the 13 different individual science and engineering events. Results for Team 1 are as follows: 1st Place Helicopters: Max Chien and Jenny Zheng. 1st Place Optics: Sunny Chen and Andy Jiang. 1st Place Robot Arm: Shlok Khandelwal and Harris Paspuleti. 2nd Place Protein Modeling: Caleb Chow, Isabella Tang and Tina Wu. 2nd Place Towers: Selene Li and Jenny Zheng. 3rd Place Disease detectives: Sunny Chen and Isabella Tang. 5th Place Anatomy & Physiology: Carrie Li and Selene Li

Results for Team 2 are as follows: 2nd Place Dynamic Planet: Satish Natarajan and Dev Rathod. 3rd Place Robot Arm: Catherine Liu and Victoria Gao. 4th Place Anatomy & Physiology: Jason Hu and Jerry Zhuang. 5th Place Disease Detectives: Ian Bae and Eashan Bagia. 5th Place Protein Modeling: Janis Li, Amanda Mei and Dev Rathod.

Other Science Olympiad Members on both teams include: Andrew Dai, Patrick Day, Eileen Deng, Emma Frankstein, Christie Hung, Ian Hurrel, Vivek Kanpa, Brendan Lindsey, Yibin Long, Sally Weng, Anna Xia, Ian Xiong, Catherine Yu, and Raymond Zhou.

The students are now working to prepare for the State Tournament on March 7. Team members were selected for the teams after taking a rigorous tryout test. They meet twice a week, as well as outside of school. Congratulations to the students for their accomplishments.

Livingston High School, Livingston, New Jersey

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