The News reported in the March 18 issue that in the middle school division, Community and Grover middle school received first and second place in the state, respectively, in the Science Olympiad. In the high school division, High School South received first place and High School North received second place.
The close high school competition spanned 25 different events in engineering, experimental science, earth science, chemistry, physics, and biology. The national competition will be held in May.
For the tenth year in a row, Community Middle School’s Science Olympiad team took first place in the state championship. The team will participate in the national championship competition in May. CMS coaches include Kyle Schimpf, Art Downs, Eileen Chubik-Kwis, and Pam Twigg, with assistance from Morty Levine, Denise Weber, Bob Krzyzkowski, and Virginia Baner. The team results were published in the May 18 issue.
Each High School North team member received at least one medal. The results include:
First place in Anatomy and Physiology: Aastha Chokshi and Payal Marathe; Dynamic Planet: Renuka Reddy and Alex Ameri; Fossils: Renuka Reddy and Alex Ameri; and Sumo Bots: Felix Su and Sanjana Manikandan.
Second place in Disease Detective: Barbara Zhan and Bolong Xu; Forensics: Payal Marathe and Eugene Tang; and Sounds of Music: Barbara Zhan and Claire Su.
Third place in Brilliant Brains: Felix Xiao and Renuka Reddy; Chemistry Lab: Ben Liu and Felix Xiao; Epidemiology: Aastha Chokshi, Alex Ameri, Jayati Verma, and Saahith Pochiraju; Helicopters: Felix Su and Henry Wang; Mission Possible: Claire Su, Sanjana Manikandan, and Jenn Ibanez. Write It-Do It: Varnika Atmakuri and Claire Su.
Fourth place in Microbe Mission: Barbara Zhan and Payal Marathe; Remote Sensing: Peter Chi and Sanjana Manikandan; Technical Problem Solving: Henry Wang and Rithwick Vedati.
Other awards were received for Ecology: Bonong Xu and Daniel Liu; Optics: Peter Chi and Rithwik Vedati; and Ornithology: Daniel Liu and Eugene Tang.
High School North’s coaches are Jim Looney and Rich Therkorn.
Grover Middle School’s individual results include:
First place: Compute This: KJ Chu and Ishan Mazumdar; Write It Do It: Andrew Chen and Angela Gao; and Picture This: Aashil Desai, Angela You, and Anarag Bakshi.
Second place: Dynamic Planet: Angela Mao and Tiffaney Hsia; Fossils: Nishad Maskara and Andrew Chen; Meteorology: Abinav Girish and Yinan Zheng; Road Scholar: Abinav Girish and Jason Shi; Storm the Castle: Prahkar Yadav and Jason Shi; and Helicopters: Randy Tang, and Alex Zhao.
Third place: Crime Busters: Deepti Upmaka and Angela Mao; Experimental Design: Deepti Upmaka, Angela Mao, and Pragnya Iyengar; Microbe Mission: Yinan Zheng and Rahul Ramanathan; and Shock Value: Neil Bardhan and Jason Shi.
Fifth place: Junkyard: Prakhar Yadav and Nishad Maskara; Optics: Neil Bardhan and Eric Mischell; and Ornithology: Andrew Chen and Abinav Girish.
Sixth place: Disease Detectives: Angela Gao and Pragnya Iyengar; and Ecology: Ishan Mazumdar and Snigda Kasi.
Other awards were received for Towers: Deepti Upmaka and Sniggy Kasi; and Solar System: Angela Mao and Eric Mishcell.
High School South individual honors include:
First place: Brilliant Brains: Ankita Gore and Kiran Vaidya; Chemistry Lab: Ante Qu and Ming-Ming Tran; Epidemiology Challenge: Johnathan Kuan, Udit Gupta, Pranay Nadella, and Chaitanya Asawa; Microbe Mission: Neil Chitrao and Rebecca Shi; Optics: Ante Qu and Peter Ku; Sounds of Music: Harrison Liew and Jasper Tyan; Wind Power: Ashwin Amurthur and Charles Zhou.
Second place: Anatomy & Physiology: Nikita Singh and Ashwin Amurthur; Astronomy: Alexander Clifton and Ante Qu; Helicopters: Maymur Baig and Sarath Jaladi; Mission Possible: Udit Gupta, Charles Zhou, and Sarath Jaladi; Ornithology: Rebecca Shi and Jonathan Ting; and Sumo Bots: Maymur Baig and Johnathan Kuan.
Third place: Dynamic Planet: Harrison Liew and Satyajeet Pal; Experimental Design: Harrison Liew, Jasper Tyan, and Udit Gupta; Mousetrap Vehicle: Johnathan Kuan and Harrison Liew; Technical Problem Solving: Ante Qu and Alexander Clifton; Towers: Harrison Liew and Sarath Jaladi.
Fourth place: Ecology: Ming-Ming Tran and Rebecca Shi; Protein Modeling: Charles Zhou, Nikita Singh, and Johnathan Kuan.
Other awards include: Disease Detective: Sixth place, Satyajeet Pal and Jonathan Ting; Forensics: Seventh place, Ming-Ming Tran and Ashwin Amurthur; Fossils: seventh place, Peter Ku and Jonathan Ting; Remote Sensing: eighth place, Kushal Gandhi and Neil Chitrao; and Write It Do It: eighth place, Peter Ku and Kushal Gandhi.
High School South coach is Brendan Field.