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HS Science Olympiad Team places in 11 events at regionals

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The RCS High School Science Olympiad team with teacher and co-advisor Matt Miller. Courtesy of RCS Central School District.

RAVENA-COEYMANS-SELKIRK — On Saturday, Feb. 4, the High School Science Olympiad team competed in the regional competition at Ballston Spa High School.

They competed against 18 teams from across the Capital Region in 23 events focused on scientific knowledge and engineering tasks. The events consist of different subjects across the STEM field, including topics such as biology, coding, astronomy, geology and more.

RCS finished in an 6th place. They were up against some much larger schools and medaled in almost half of the events.

While they are not advancing to the state competition, the team was able to make improvements from last year. The team moved up two spots overall and medaled in four more events compared to their trip to regionals last year. 

“The students did an excellent job,” said science teacher and Science Olympiad co-advisor Matt Miller. “I could not be more proud of the effort and expertise they brought to the competition last weekend. Their teamwork skills and attention to detail served us well!” 

Congratulations to the whole team and to these specific event winners on all their hard work! 

2nd place – Environmental Chemistry – Hanee Coquillon and Chloe Canham
3rd place – Anatomy & Physiology – Sienna Rinella and Chloe Canham
4th place – Forestry – Carter Dixon and Jill Hallisey
4th place – Rocks & Minerals – Stephen Mathai and Ian Brisco
5th place – Bridge Building – Lucas Brisco and Max Deyoe
5th place – Green Generation – Max May and Jenna Grogan
5th place – Write It / Do It – Max Deyoe and Nick Cifone
6th place – Detector Building – Cooper Penzabene and Clarissa Ball
6th place – Fermi Questions – Nick Cifone and Max Deyoe
6th place – Forensics – Sienna Rinella and Jenna Grogan
6th place – Scrambler – Ian Brisco and Carter Dixon

The following students are on the team: Nana Anto-Asare, Clarissa Ball, Ian Brisco, Lucas Brisco, Chloe Canham, Nick Cifone, Carl-Hanee Coquillon, Max Deyoe, Carter Dixon, Jenna Grogan, Jillian Hallisey, Stephen Mathai, Max May, Ryan Morrow, Cooper Penzabene, Sienna Rinella, Roksolana Voronko and Sulamita Voronko.

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