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South High Takes First Place at Regional Science Olympiad

Three teams of students wearing their medals on stage after the regional science olympiad

For the fourth consecutive year, a Science Olympiad team from South High School captured first place at the 2024 Nassau West Regional Science Olympiad. Nearly 40 high school teams competed at this year’s regional event on Feb. 3.

Members of the first-place team from South High who will advance to the New York State Science Olympiad in Syracuse in March are Bryan Cheng, Colin Hu, Luke Huang, Caden Li, John Li, Brandon Kim, Ashley Nguyen, Kira Nguyen, Richard Oh, Aiden Pan, Sarah Sun, Erin Wong, Maggie Wu, Alexander Xu, and Laura Zhang.

All three teams representing South High in the Regional Science Olympiad finished in the Top 5, with South High Team C earning third place and Team B coming in fifth. The South High Science Olympiad teams are coached by science teachers Nicole Spinelli and Dr. James Truglio.