Earlier this month, the RCS High School Science Olympiad team competed in the Capital Region Science Olympiad Regional Tournament. The team competed against 15 schools from across the Capital District. The team placed eighth overall while competing against larger districts in this year’s Division C category. In addition, the district also placed third in competition against smaller school districts in Division C.
As part of the event, students were encouraged to illustrate their ability to work as a team, compete respectfully against their peers and present their comprehensive knowledge and success in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education.
Individual RCS event medalists are as follows:
Claire Pike and Maxine Weiss – 3rd place – Solar Power
Claire Pike and Diya Mathai – 4th place – Fossils
Christian Price-Burnett and Ian Brisco – 5th place – Green Generation
Ashley Cross and Jenny Diaz – 6th place – Write It/Do It
Earl Thomassen, Oliver Rossi and Nick Cifone – 7th place – Science Quiz Bowl
Claire Pike and Emily Symborski – 8th place – Anatomy and Physiology
George White, Earl Thomassen and Oliver Rossi – 8th place – Codebusters
Nick Cifone and Rhys O’Connell – 8th place – Detector Building
Diya Mathai and Nick Cifone – 8th place – Dynamic Planet
George White and Oliver Rossi – 8th place – Geologic Mapping