Science Olympiad competes in regional event, Yale invitational

Science Olympiad Senior Team Competes in the SUNY Ulster Regional Competition and the Yale Undergraduate Invitational in Back to Back Events

On February 3, the Goshen High School Senior Science Olympiad Team placed tenth at the 2018 New York Mid-Hudson Regional Division C competition at SUNY Ulster. Throughout the day, 29 teams competed in 25 different events including chemistry, epidemiology, forensic science, materials science, thermodynamics, and Rube-Goldberg engineering in the STEM competition.

To prepare for the Regional competition, the team traveled to New Haven, Connecticut on January 27 to compete in the Yale Undergraduate Science Olympiad Invitational. The Goshen team competed against 47 highly competitive teams from New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.

Students competed in pairs; the top six teams in each event are awarded medals.

Many Goshen students won medals in their individual events at the Regional competition:

  • Caitlin Hough and Donovan Teeple: Fourth place, Mission Possible
  • Eve Doyle and Melissa Moore: Sixth place, Herpetology
  • Ryan Hludzinski and Sydney Jessup: Sixth Place, Astronomy

The team, consisting of 9th through 12th graders, is coached by Laura Muller, Warren Young, and Becky DenDanto. The members of the Goshen Senior Science Olympiad Team are Myra Arif, Jehan Beg, Eve Doyle, Spencer Doyle, Julia Gyrla, Andrew Hablow, Ryan Hludzinski, Caitlin Hough, Sydney Jessup, Anya Malhotra, Melissa Moore, Brandon Penrod, Cameron Teeple, and Donovan Teeple.

Students in red shirts smiling
The Senior Science Olympiad Team at Yale. Front row, from left, Eve Doyle, Myra Arif, Melissa Moore, Brandon Penrod, Jehan Beg, Spencer Doyle, Donovan Teeple, Cameron Teeple.
Second row, from left, Julia Gyrla, Andrew Hablow, Sydney Jessup, Caitlin Hough, Anya Malhotra, Ryan Hludzinski.