Ballston Spa's Science Olympiad team recently turned in an epic performance at the regional competition at the College of St. Rose. The team finished 2nd out of 22 teams and are off to the NY State competition at Le Moyne College in March. Every person won a medal in at least one event, and Christian Canham led the way with 4 medals in his 4 events.
Students: left to right
Top Row: David Devasagayam, Evan Johnson, James Bonga, Jake Hurtt, Mike Hosek, Justin Moore, Rachel Parsons, Mia Sager
Bottom Row: Brittany Krause, Tennyson Bardwell, Sabrina Molyneaux, Christian Canham, Abigail Frederick
Missing from Photo: Alexa Rovetto and Samantha Rovetto
Here are the medal winners:
Air Trajectory – 1st (Christian Canham)
Cell Biology – 6th (Michael Hosek and Brittany Krause)
Chemistry Lab – 1st (Christian Canham and Justin Moore)
Compound Machines – 2nd (Tennyson Bardwell and Michael Hosek)
Disease Detectives – 4th (Michael Hosek and Brittany Krause)
Dynamic Planet – 5th (Abigail Frederick and Mia Sager)
Experimental Design – 4th (Abigail Frederick, Rachel Parsons, and Mia Sager)
Geologic Mapping – 6th (Christian Canham and Rachel Parsons)
It’s About Time – 5th (Rachel Parsons and Samantha Rovetto)
Mission Possible – 2nd (Christian Canham and Jake Hurtt)
Protein Modeling – 3rd (Brittany Krause and Sabrina Molyneaux)
Scrambler – 2nd (Tennyson Bardwell and James Bonga)
Technical Problem Solving – 5th (James Bonga and Mia Sager)
Wright Stuff – 2nd (David Devasagayam and Evan Johnson)
Write It / Do It – 1st (Alexa Rovetto and Samantha Rovetto)
For those of you who don't know, the Science Olympiad tournament is a rigorous, academic, interscholastic competition that consists of a series of individual and team events which the students prepare for throughout the year. The events are well-balanced between the various science disciplines of biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, computers and technology. The team of 15 students competed in 25 events which range from the construction of a Rube Goldberg device to college-level pen-and-paper assessments.
Please note that Ballston Spa High School competes in the Capitol District region (C-division) of the New York State Science Olympiad.