South High Team Wins State Science Olympiad Tournament; Qualifies for Nationals
The South High School Science Olympiad team came in first place at the New York State Science Olympiad Tournament, earning their first state championship title. The team will advance to the National Science Olympiad Tournament on May 22.
A total of 68 teams from across New York participated in the state tournament, which was conducted virtually on April 10. The competition featured 15 different challenges that require knowledge and skills in anatomy and physiology, astronomy, biology, chemistry, engineering, environmental science, forensics, fossils, physics, oceanography, ornithology, technology, and more.
In addition to team points, medals were awarded to the top competitors in each challenge. The South High team members received medals in 14 out of the 15 events and placed in the top three in 11 events.
Members of the South High Science Olympiad team are: Bradley He (president), Matthew Tsui (vice president), Jeremy Kotlyar, Jonathan Lee, Kira Nguyen, Amit Saha, Amber Sun, Emily Tsui, Nicholas Tung, Jansen Wong, David Wang, Anthony Zhan, and Richard Zhuang. South High science teachers Nicole Spinelli and Dr. James Truglio are co-advisors for the team.