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John Jay took second place in the Science Olympiad's Lower Hudson Region competition and will advance to the State Competition on March 10 and 11 at LeMoyne College in Syracuse.
Six schools in total will represent the Region at the State competition; joining John Jay at States will be Ardsley, who finished first, Scarsdale, Byram Hills, Tappan Zee, and Fox Lane.
Two Science Olympiad teams from John Jay High School competed in the Regionals against forty-four other teams from twenty-seven high schools. The competition consisted of twenty-three academic, building, and laboratory events.
Congratulations to the following students who earned medals in their events:
John Jay High School Science Olympiad teams are coached by teachers Dr. Linda Burke, Mrs. Amy Shimberg, Mr. Matthew Funnell, Mr. Steven Zoeller, Mrs. Emilia Camporese, Mrs. Micki Green, Mrs. Caroline Weldon, Mrs. Ann Marie Lipinsky, Ms. Anna Treiller, Mrs. Jennifer McLean and parent Mr. Victor Aoki.
New York State Science Olympiad (NYSSO) is an organization dedicated to improving the quality of science education in grades 6-12, increasing male, female and minority interest in science, creating a technologically literate workforce and providing recognition for outstanding achievement in science and technology.
NYSSO also promotes the inclusion of Science Olympiad activities in classroom curricula and provides teacher training at seminars and an annual coaches workshop.