Science Olympians Head To State


For the fifth consecutive year, the Division Avenue High School Science Olympiad team had earned the opportunity to compete in the New York State Finals held on March 8-9 in Monroe, NY and has won the coveted Spirit Award. The Spirit Award is earned by only one school each year and is voted on by all of the event supervisors at the competition.   

 Science Olympiad team adviser Gerard Marzigliano, teachers Sarah LaBonte, Jeff Miller and Meghan Olsen, and science curriculum associate Kevin McDermott all cheered the members to victory.  

The Science Olympiad team earned medals in 10 of 22 events, which included the following:

Geologic Mapping, 1st Place: Savvas Papadopoulos, Gabriela Pereira

Elastic Launch Glider, 1st Place: Savvas Papadopoulus, Gabriela Pereira

Gravity Vehicle, 1st Place: Michelle Pedreros, James Reilly

Magnetic Levitation, 1st Place: George Hores, James Reilly

Forensics, 2nd Place: Casey Pinner, Ayesha Syed

Elastic Launch Glider, 2nd Place: Jason Tiemer, Rosario Tornabene

Astronomy, 3rd Place: Sukhneet Sahota, Ayesha Syed

Boomilever, 3rd Place: Felicia Comuniello, Nicholas Fuchs

Experimental Design, 4th Place: Joseph DiPaola, Sara Pedroza, Jason Tiemer

Geologic Mapping, 4th Place: Robert Evans, Kristin Schmidt

Gravity Vehicle, 4th Place: Libbie Sudweeks, Brittany Voboril

Material Science, 4th Place: James Reilly, Sukhneet Sahota

Forensics, 6th Place: Shannon Nadolny, Diana Pretter

Magnetic Levitation, 7th Place: James Lunetta, Tomino Nepravishta

Dynamic Planet, 8th Place: Felicia Comuniello, Anthony Montoya


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