Students from H.B. Thompson (HBT) and South Woods middle schools in Syosset competed in the Science Olympiad Western Long Island Regional Competition held at Wisdom Lane Elementary School in Levittown in March. Five teams representing the two schools earned more than 100 individual medals for their research, with a team from South Woods advancing to the state competition.
All three teams from South Woods Middle School placed within the top 10. Congratulations to Team 40, which claimed second-place honors and advanced to the state competition at Minoa High School in East Syracuse on April 8. Team 40 is comprised of Maanuv Allu, Eugene Aspiras, Evan Cheng, Erin Chon, Aren Cizmecioglu, Vivian Duan, Victoria Guo, Akitora Iyoda, Martha Kim, Jason Lan, Kevin Li, Cole Menchel, Nolan Smithwick, Merin Thomas and Alice Wang.
The two teams from HBT also placed well, with Team 22 earning the 11th spot, just six points shy of the top 10. All of the Syosset teams earned praise from their coaches and are already looking forward to doing well again in next year’s competition.