Goshen Science Olympiad’s two senior teams competed in the New York State Mid-Hudson Division C Regional Tournament at John Jay High School in Dutchess County on Feb. 8. The Goshen teams placed third and fourteenth overall, and the third place win qualified 15 team members to go on to compete at the New York State Competition in Syracuse on March 13 and 14.
Head Coach Becky DenDanto said, “We are all so excited to be going to the New York State Competition in Syracuse. It has been eight years since our senior high teams have made it to the state competition!”
However, these students and others across New York State have been confronted with a problem no one anticipated. Both the senior and junior levels of state competitions have been cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak. That means New York State will not be represented at the national competition scheduled for later this spring.
Goshen’s senior teams excelled at the regional competition, earning 20 medals
Science Olympiad is dedicated to improving the quality of science education by encouraging students to STEM topics explore topics including biology, chemistry, physics, epidemiology, computer science and engineering in the STEM competition.
Goshen’s Science Olympiad program is coordinated by DenDanto with assistant coaches Laura Muller, Roseanne Lesser, Laura Macginitie, Christina Pahucki Warren Young and, with support from a large group of parent and community volunteers. They have received generous support from local businesses including: Lowes, Orange & Rockland, Lanc & Tully, Nugent & Haeussler, M&T Bank and Media Vision Advertising.
Find out more about the team, the events in which they participate and how you can lend your support by visiting their website at http://goshenscioly.wixsite.com/scioly.