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Harriton Science Olympiad takes 2nd at Nationals
Harriton Science Olympiad takes 2nd at Nationals

Students from Harriton High School recently traveled to Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio to compete in the National Science Olympiad where the Rams went head-to-head with the top teams from throughout the country. The Harriton team once again performed exceptionally medaling in 10 out of 23 events, including two Gold Medals, en route to claiming second place overall in the nation. The Rams have now placed in the top-five in in the United States in four out of the last five years, including a second-place finish in last year's competition.

Gold Medalists

Invasive Species: Royce Lee & Sang-o Park

Remote Sensing: Chris Kartsonis & Jordan Shapiro

Silver Medalists

Optics: Thomas McKenzie-Smith & Avery Parr

Bronze Medalists

Anatomy & Physiology: Sang-o Park & Avery Parr

Chemistry Lab: Sarah Root & Julia Schlaff

Disease Detectives: Sarah Root & Anthony Zhu

Electric Vehicle: Thomas Devlin & Jordan Shapiro

Microbe Mission: Sarah Root & Robert Chen

4th Place Medalists

Dynamic Planet: Chris Kartsonis & Jordan Shapiro

Materials Science: Thomas McKenzie-Smith & Avery Parr

For the past 32 years, Science Olympiad has led a revolution in science education. What began as a grassroots assembly of science teachers is now one of the premier science competitions in the nation, providing rigorous, standards-based challenges to 7,600 teams in 50 states. Science Olympiad's ever-changing line-up of events in all STEM disciplines exposes students to practicing scientists and career choices, and energizes classroom teachers with a dynamic content experience.

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