Syosset Scores High In Science

SouthWoods Olympiads
South Woods Middle School science teacher Linda Stollow congratulated members of all three teams that competed in the Western Long Island Regional Science Olympiads in March. (Photo courtesy of the Syosset School District)

Three teams from Syosset’s South Woods Middle School competed in the Science Olympiad Western Long Island Regionals held at Wisdom Lane Middle School in Levittown. Team 1 from South Woods came in second place out of 42 teams, earning them a spot in the state competition at Minoa High School in East Syracuse. The other two South Woods teams came in seventh and eighth place out of 42.

Members of Team 1 include Maanuv Allu, Eugene Aspiras, Syndey Chen, Rebecca Geiger, Ben Huang, Jason Lan, Cole Menchel, Alina Pratkin, Merin Thomas, Katrina Tun, Vanessa Vija, Grace Wang, Emily Wong, Yannan Xu and Andy Yang. The team won 11 events and took home 22 medals. The other two teams scooped up 12 medals in the contest.

The Science Olympiads competed under the direction of teacher Linda Stollow.


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Steve Mosco, former editor-in-chief at Anton Media Group, is a columnist for Long Island Weekly's food and sports sections. He fancies himself a tastemaker, food influencer and king of all eaters.

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