John Jay brought home three medals from New York State Science Olympiad Competition held at LeMoyne College in Syracuse, New York, on Friday and Saturday, March 11 and 12, 2017.
John Jay’s medals are in Astronomy (Nicholas Aoki and DeeAnn Guo), Tower (DeeAnn Guo and David Sorkin), and Write It Do It (Angela and Amanda Huang).
Herpetology (Serena Chen and Molly Siegel) just missed the medal.
This was the twenty-eighth time that John Jay represented the Lower Hudson Valley in the last thirty-two years, competing against fifty-five teams from New York State’s eleven Science Olympiad Regions.
“The competition was fierce,” said Dr. Linda Burke, one of John Jay’s coaches.
At the end of the day, John Jay was second only to Scarsdale of the five other Lower Hudson Valley Region teams in the State competition, including Ardsley, Fox Lane, Scarsdale, Tappan Zee, and Byram Hills (who unfortunately never made the competition due to their school closure on Friday).
Seniors: Nicholas Aoki, DeeAnn Guo, David Sorkin, and alternate Matthew Sorkin
Junior: Samuel Chen
Sophomores: Akshay Amin, Justin Chang, Serena Chen, Amanda and Angela Huang, James Lucassen, Evelyn Mullaney, Athena Ohnemus, Jordan Schwartz, Elyse Sherr, Molly Siegel
Overall Team: Dr. Linda Rachele Burke, Mrs. Amy Shimberg, Mr. Matt Funnell, and Mrs. Caroline Weldon
Events: Dr. Linda Rachele Burke (Ecology, Herpetology, Hydrogeology)
Mrs. Emilia Camporese (Forensics)
Mr. Matthew Funnell (Helicopter, Fermi Questions, Optics, Wind Power)
Mrs. Michela Gilarde-Green (Chemistry Lab)
Ms. Ann Marie Lipinsky (Experimental Design)
Mrs. Jennifer McLean (GameOn)
Mrs. Amy Shimberg (Disease Detective, Dynamic Planet, Materials Science, Rocks and Minerals, Write It Do It)
Ms. Anna Trieller (Invasives)
Mrs. Caroline Weldon (Anatomy & Physiology, Microbe Mission)
Mr. Steven Zoeller (Electric Vehicle, Hovercraft, Robot Arm)
The team also gives a special thank you to and to the High School and District administrators and staff, especially Dr. Steven Siciliano, Mrs. Kim Piccolino, Dr. Antonio Ramos, Ms. Karen Carroll, Mrs. Carrie Scribner, Mrs. Kim Park, Ms. Danelle Placella, Ms. Nora Mavromatis, and Ms. Linda Kaplan.
Read an earlier story about JJHS Science Olympiad Team here.