Science Club Competes at NJ Regional Olympiad
On Wednesday, January 11, 15 members of the Science Competition Club competed in the New Jersey Regional Science Olympiad at Union College: Maya Barthwal ‘23, Anna Weiner ‘23, Ankush Govil ‘23, Michael Guiliano ‘23, Brandon Stobie ‘23, Arshay Patel ‘24, Alex Ge ‘24, Thea Yang ‘24, Riya Sikand ‘24, Alex Pressuti ‘24, Hendrix Wang ‘25, Cole Serrapica ‘25, Khushi Patel ‘25, Krishna Khetani ‘25, and Julia Stobie ‘25.
This was the first in-person competition since 2020 and the Panthers were matched with several perennial science Olympiad powerhouses competing in 12 different events. Anna, Michael, Brandon, and Ankush lead the team by participating in three events each, and Ranney fielded competitors for every event which contributed to our solid showing, 13th overall out of 24 teams.
Individually, medals were awarded to Brandon and Michael for first place in Fermi Questions, and Arshay and Alex Ge for fourth place in the Bridge competition. In addition, the team placed in the top half of the draw in three events: 10th place in Chem Lab (Ankush and Brandon), 11th place in Disease Detectives (Ankush and Krishna), and 11th place in Rocks and Minerals (Ankush and Anna).