EMS students earn awards at Science Olympiads regional competition

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Congratulations to Elwood Middle School’s Science Olympiad team that recently competed in the Suffolk County Regional competition at Candlewood Middle School in Half Hollow Hills on Feb 29. The team of 11 students, grades 6 through 8, along with coaches Mr. Mead and Ms. Tuna, is the first Science Olympiad team at Elwood Middle School in 15 years.
The Science Olympiads competed against 37 teams from around Suffolk County in events such as anatomy, food science, crime busters, heredity, water quality, disease detectives and circuits. By combining events from all disciplines, the competition encourages students to work and communicate collaboratively in active, hands-on STEM challenges. Events range from pencil and paper tests, to laboratory-based practicals, to engineering design events where students build devices, which are then evaluated during the competition.
Though the competition was fierce, students, Ishan Shah and Christopher Sanelli, placed sixth in meteorology and students, Jack Beaudry and Sebastian Garvey, earned tenth place with their “MouseTrap Mobile” design. Students were excited to be part of this competition and look forward to sharing their experiences with future club members.