Science Olympiad junior team dominates Regional Competition

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The Goshen Science Olympiad Junior Teams. Back row, from left, Catherine Lienmann, Xander Danella, Jason Barnes, Francis McGuinness, Arun Foster, Jackson Diglio, Alex Mistretta. Third row, from left, Tanner Conklin, Gabe Kaufman, Paul Choi, Phoenix Graham, Andrew Rampulla, Kapil Foster, Serena Yeddu. Second row, from left, Tanvir Singh, Oliver Stroka, Carlos Alicea, John Higgins, Aiden Meyers, Bryce Rodriguez, Rhyse Ruffy, Kiara Paulino, Eesha Ramanathan, Cora Pahucki, Ysabela Paneto, Nahal Jangda. Front row, from left, Darien Espinal, Rohan Chhabra, Henry Dong, Jacob Cortes, David Forman, Kiran Foster.

Goshen two Science Olympiad junior teams placed first and second in the New York State Mid-Hudson Division B Regional Tournament at Monroe-Woodbury Middle School, sending them to the state competition in Syracuse.

Goshen’s teams earned 18 first place medals, 10 second place medals and five third place medals, including:

Anatomy & Physiology:

  • 1st place – Kapil Foster and Catherine Lienemann
  • 3rd place – Ysabela Paneto and Bryce Rodriguez

Battery Buggy:

  • 1st place – Rohan Chhabra and Jacob Cortes
  • 2nd place – Carlos Alicea and Jason Barnes

Boomilever:

  • 1st place – Arun Foster and Kiran Foster

Circuit Lab:

  • 1st place – Jason Barnes and Arun Foster
  • 3rd place – Jackson Diglio and Darien Espinal

Crime Busters:

  • 1st place – Nahal Jangda and Kiara Paulino
  • 2nd place – Phoenix Graham and Ysabela Paneto

Density Lab:

  • 1st place – Jason Barnes and Kiran Foster
  • 2nd place – Jacob Cortes and Francis McGuinness

Disease Detective:

  • 1st place – Kapil Foster and Eesha Ramanathan

Duct Tape Challenge:

  • 2nd place – Rohan Chhabra and Oliver Stroka

Dynamic Planet:

  • 1st place – Jackson Diglio and Henry Dong
  • 3rd place – Cora Pahucki and Andrew Rampulla

Elastic Launched Glider:

  • 1st place – Aiden Meyers and Andrew Rampulla

Fossils:

  • 1st place – Catherine Lienemann and Cora Pahucki
  • 2nd place – Tanner Conklin and Oliver Stroka

Heredity:

  • 1st place – Jason Barnes and Kapil Foster
  • 3rd place – Paul Choi and Gabe Kaufman

Herpetology:

  • 1st place – Catherine Lienemann and Cora Pahucki
  • 2nd place – Gabe Kaufman and Oliver Stroka

Meteorology:

  • 1st place – Jackson Diglio and Paul Choi
  • 2nd place – Alex Mistretta and Andrew Rampulla

Parasitology:

  • 1st place – Xander Danella and Kiara Paulino
  • 2nd place – Darien Espinal and John Higgins

Potions & Poisons:

  • 1st place – Nahal Jangda and Serena Yeddu

Road Scholar:

  • 1st place – Xander Danella and Serena Yeddu
  • 3rd place – Rohan Chhabra and John Higgins

Roller Coaster:

  • 1st place – Alex Mistretta and Kiara Paulino
  • 2nd place – Tanner Conklin and Jacob Cortes

Solar Systems:

  • 1st place – Aiden Meyers and Eesha Ramanathan

Write It Do It:

  • 2nd place – Kiran Foster and Eesha Ramanathan

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. Students dedicate approximately 10 hours each week to prepare for competitions.

The junior team consists of students in grades 6-9 led by head coach Becky DenDanto, assistant coaches Laura Muller, Warren Young and Christina Pahucki, and parent and community volunteers.

Learn more about the Science Olympiad teams.