Members of Wantagh High School’s Science Olympiad teams garnered much success at the regional competition, held at Division Avenue High School in Levittown on Feb. 1. Team A placed fourth out of 23 competing teams from across Long Island and earned a spot at the state competition to be held on March 13-14. In addition, Team B members Anjelica Meagher and Amanda Ciarmella won a first-place medal in the Write It/Do It category.
The annual Science Olympiad Competition includes more than 20 various science events that challenge students to utilize their science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics skills to earn event medals while working with a partner.
The district congratulates the following team members:
Astronomy – 5th place – Margaret Gates and Tarika Varanasi
Circuit Lab – 2nd place – Tim Ross and Melanie Volz
Detector building – 1st place – Margaret Gates and Joey Streib
Disease Detectives – 2nd place – Julia Inayan and Athena Yao
Dynamic Planet – 5th place – Julia Inayan and Justin Reisert
Experimental Design – 3rd place – Helen Ibrahim, Kevin Pfundstein and Justin Reisert
Fossils – 5th place – Will Hostetter and Tim Ross
Machines – 5th place – Will Hostetter and Joey Streib
Protein modeling – 3rd place – Abby Colaco, Julia Froese and Athena Yao
Sounds of Music – 4th place – Will Hostetter and Travis Minutoli
Water quality – 2nd place – Justin Reisert and Tarika Varanasi
Wright stuff – 2nd place – Margaret Gates and Athena Yao
Through a commitment to educational excellence in a secure, supportive environment, the Wantagh Public Schools shall inspire students to develop a strong sense of individual worth and respect for others, to become lifelong learners and independent thinkers, and to fulfill themselves as concerned citizens in a diverse world.