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Upper And Middle School Science Teams Capture First Place In State Competitions, Headed To Nationals

Both the upper and middle school Science Olympiad teams, and one of the upper school Envirothon teams, won their respective state competitions last week and are headed to nationals.

Andrew Mouzin

Both the upper and middle school Science Olympiad teams, and one of the upper school Envirothon teams, won their respective state competitions last week and are headed to nationals.

Science Olympiad
Both the upper and middle school Science Olympiad teams are moving on to the national competition after taking first place in their respective divisions at the Missouri state contest April 27-28, at Westminster College in Fulton, Mo. The teams will compete at the National Science Olympiad Tournament May 18-19, at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo.

Upper School
The upper school Science Olympiad team took the top prize out of 32 teams. The team placed in the top five in 20 out of 22 events.

Here are the results:

First Place
Astronomy - Coleman Gliddon, Charlie Snell
Chemistry Lab - Coleman Gliddon, Charlie Snell
Disease Detectives - Pallavi Jonnalagadda, Katrina Zhao
Dynamic Planet - William Baker, Rishabh Gaur
Fermi Questions - Daniel Bauman, Coleman Gliddon
Herpetology - Daniel Bauman, Tristan Wells
Hovercraft - Maya Chan, Matthew Clauss
Rocks and Minerals - Ross Copeland, Tristan Wells
Towers - Matthew Clauss, Ross Copeland, Joshua Huang

Second Place
Ecology - Mulan Jiang, Pallavi Jonnalagadda
Forensics - Maya Chan, Lily Jiang
Game On - Daniel Bauman, Jam Navarro
Materials Science - Matthew Clauss, Charlie Snell
Microbe Mission - Pallavi Jonnalagadda, Katrina Zhao
Write It Do It - Lily Jiang, Katrina Zhao

Third Place
Experimental Design - Mulan Jiang, Pallavi Jonnalagadda, Katrian Zhao
Helicopters - Ross Copeland, Joshua Huang, Tristan Wells
Remote Sensing - William Baker, Rishabh Gaur

Fourth Place
Anatomy and Physiology - Maya Chan, Mulan Jiang


Middle School
The middle school Science Olympiad team took the top honors by one point at the tournament. The team placed in the top five in 20 out of 22 events.

Here are the results:


First Place
Disease Detectives - Jesse Chan, Phillip Park
Hovercraft - Jesse Chan, Phillip Park
Solar System - Aidan Lacy, Darwin Torrance
Wright Stuff - ColeJack Garrett, Adib Rabbani

Second Place
Anatomy and Physiology - Salil Chandramohan, Adib Rabbani
Experimental Design - Geeoon Chung, Savino Go, Henry Ruland
Herpetology - Griffin Chu, Darwin Torrance
Microbe Mission - Phillip Park, Naina Singh
Mystery Architecture - Geeoon Chung, Truman Connor
Potions and Poisons - Phillip Park, Darwin Torrance
Roller Coaster - ColeJack Garrett, Adib Rabbani
Towers - Austin Powell, Ivyer Qu

Third Place
Dynamic Planet - Aidan Lacy, Ivyer Qu
Fast Facts - Salil Chandramohan, Austin Powell

Fourth Place
Meteorology - Aidan Lacy, Naina Singh
Road Scholar - Griffin Chu, Truman Connor
Rocks and Minerals - Griffin Chu, ColeJack Garrett
Write It Do It - Ivyer Qu, Henry Ruland

Fifth Place
Battery Buggy - Truman Connor, Ivyer Qu
Optics - Geeoon Chung, Darwin Torrance
 

Envirothon
Upper school Envirothon teams captured first and seventh place, respectively, at the Missouri Envirothon competition Wednesday and Thursday, April 25-26, in Columbia. The first place team of sophomore Gina Singh, juniors Lily Jiang, Mulan Jiang and Pallavi Jonnalagadda, and senior Katrina Zhao, will compete in the NCF-Envirothon national competition July 22-28, at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho. Additionally, the team won first place in the oral presentation, wildlife, aquatic ecology and soils/land use sections of the state competition.

Congrats also to the team of freshmen Jackson Chu, Anoushka Makkad, Jon Pallotto and Tristan Wells, and sophomore Zandy Swartzman, on a fantastic state competition.