In a strong showing at the Capital District Science Olympiad regional competition on March 4, the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Middle School team placed third overall with a total of nine individual medals in the competition.
RCS students between grades 6 and 9 practiced twice a week since October in preparation for more than 20 team and individual events. Topics ranged from anatomy and ecology to optics and wind power.
RCS student medals:
- 1st place in Anatomy: Gillian Bartlett and Peyton Vanderheyden
- 3rd place in Bottle Rocket: Lucas Long
- 2nd place in Crime Busters: Gillian Bartlett and Leah White
- 2nd place in Disease Detectives: Peyton Vanderheyden and Liam Hallisey
- 2nd place in Ecology: Leah White and Ashley Cross
- 2nd place Food science: Leah White and George White
- 1st place in Microbe Mission: George White and Aidan White
- 3rd place in Optics: Lindsey Powell and Nathaniel Loomis
- 3rd place in Reach for the Stars: Lindsey Powell and Claire Pike