Science Olympiad takes fifth place overall at Regional Competition

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The Goshen Science Olympiad Senior Team. Front row, from left, Myra Arif, Melissa Moore, Kaylee Kohn, Julia Gyrla, Stephanie Gyrla, Imaan Beg, Jehan Beg, Mendel Jeanty, Ekamjot Singh. Middle row, from left, Anya Malhotra, Brandon Penrod, AJ Bauer, Eve Doyle, Donovan Teeple, Ryan Mistretta. Back row, from left, Ryan Hludzinski, Spencer Doyle, Andrew Hablow, Ben Pahucki, Cameron Teeple.
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Cameron Teeple and Andrew Hablow get ready to test their balsa wood boomilever.

For their final competition of the season, Science Olympiad’s senior team placed sixth of 29 teams in the New York State Mid-Hudson Division C Regional Tournament at John Jay High School in Hopewell Junction.

The team competed against 19 schools from across the region. Team members worked hard to improve over last year’s results and earned 11 medals and landed in fifth place overall as a school.

Goshen’s medal winners included:

  • Experimental Design:  1st place – Donovan Teeple, Brandon Penrod and Ryan Mistretta
  • Protein Modeling: 1st place – Spencer Doyle, Anya Malohotra and Ryan Mistretta
  • Geologic Mapping: 2nd place – Ben Pahucki and Andrew Hablow
  • Fossils: 2nd place – Melissa Moore and AJ Bauer
  • Herpetology: 3rd place – Melissa Moore and Eve Doyle
  • Dynamic Planet: 4th place – Ryab Mistretta and Ben Pahucki
  • Water Quality: 5th place – Brandon Penrod and Ben Pahucki
  • Sound of Music: 5th place – Cameron Teeple and Donovan Teeple
  • Mission Possible: 5th place – Ryan Mistretta and Donovan Teeple
  • Mousetrap Vehicle: 5th place – Jehan Beg and AJ Bauer
  • Forensics: 6th place – Myra Arif and Anya Malohotra
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Spencer Doyle and Cameron Teeple display the Senior Team’s fifth place school trophy.

Science Olympiad is dedicated to improving the quality of science education by encouraging students to explore topics including biology, chemistry, physics, epidemiology, astronomy, computer science and engineering in the STEM competition.  Science Olympiad team members pursue their passion for science by dedicating approximately 10 hours a week to prepare for their competitions.

The senior team consists of students in grades 9-12 and are coached by head coach Becky DenDanto, assistant coaches Laura Muller, Warren Young and Christina Pahucki, and a large group of parent and community volunteers. Learn more about Science Olympiad.

Contributed by Laura Danella