Top Ten Win for Island Trees High School Science Olympiad
Island Trees High School brought a team of students to Wantagh
High School to compete at the Science Olympiad competition
Saturday, February 4, 2017.
Our students cross-trained in a variety of events using
many different skills.
Every year the events are rotated to reflect the changing
nature of science disciplines in chemistry, physics, geology,
earth science, genetics, anatomy, mechanical engineering and
Emphasis is placed on hands-on group participation.
Teamwork is essential to this competition which is also a
required skill set in most scientific careers today.
Our students worked with different teachers to achieve
success in each event.
It was not uncommon to see our science teachers working
late hours after school getting the team ready to be successful
at this competition.
Overall, we won 10th place against 44 other competing
districts missing the nationals by only a few points.
Island Trees won 9 medals in the 19 events at Science
Olympiad! We are
very proud of our team!
Here is a list of our team members:
Alexa Vero, Andrew Bacotti, Anthony Galvez, Awais Zafar,
Brienna Carter, Chris Ricca, David Wendt, Ethan Garcia, Juanke
Wu, Justin Zhang, Kenneth Chan, Kirsten Krick, Ryan Talbot,
Sharjeel Shaikh, Sheryl Lin, Taha Birben, Yoonho Choi, Timothy
Maines, and John Bellisio.
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