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Upper School Science Olympiad Team Secures First Place In Olathe
Andrew Mouzin

The upper school Science Olympiad team secured first place out of 18 high school teams at the “O-Town Throw Down” Invitational tournament Saturday, Nov. 13, at Olathe North High School. It’s the first in-person tournament in which the team has competed in almost two years.  Twenty-three students competed, and PHS placed in the top five in 22 out of 23 competitive events. Only the top score for each school is considered in the ranking.

First Place

  • Anatomy and Physiology - Salil Chandramohan, Adib Rabbani                    
  • Astronomy - Elan Jiang, Aidan Lacy
  • Environmental Chemistry - Zach Berg, Caitlyn Huang
  • Experimental Design - Caitlyn Huang, Elan Jiang, Grace Weber
  • Gravity Vehicle - Jesse Chan, Ivyer Qu
  • Ping Pong Parachute - Salil Chandramohan, Ivyer Qu
  • Remote Sensing - Aidan Lacy
  • Rocks and Minerals -  Zach Berg, Griffin Chu                                      

Second Place

  • Bridge Building - Jesse Chan, Ivyer Qu
  • Detector Building - Salem Deel, Adib Rabbani
  • Disease Detectives - Jesse Chan, Phillip Park
  • Green Generation - Ava Pluard, Luke Ryan
  • Trajectory - Salil Chandramohan, Darwin Torrance
  • WiFi Lab - Geeoon Chung

Third Place

  • Chemistry Lab - Jesse Chan, Salil Chandramohan
  • Wright Stuff - Jesse Chan, Ivyer Qu           

Fourth Place

  • Cell Biology - Ivyer Qu, Darwin Torrance
  • Dynamic Planet - Preya Nguyen, Luke Ryan
  • It’s About Time - Geeoon Chung, Ivyer Qu
  • Ornithology- Zach Berg, Griffin Chu

Fifth Place:

  • Forensics - Zach Berg, Paulina Situ
  • Write It Do It - Caitlyn Huang, Elan Jiang

Coaches: Dr. Kim Cho ’96, Lisa Barnett, and Chris Schooley