New Castle News
NEW CASTLE —
Wilmington High teams took first place in both divisions of the Northwest Regional Science Olympiad.
Meanwhile, Laurel’s junior- and senior-high teams claimed a pair of fourth places.
All four local teams advance to state competition in April.
The regional event took place on Penn State University’s Erie campus. Overall, 24 schools were represented in a field of 46 events touching on biology, earth science, chemistry, engineering, physics and computer.
At the Olympiad, students compete in events that can involve building, knowledge or technology challenges. The top four students in each event earn a medal, and individual scores are added together to come up with a team score. Teams finishing in first through fourth places move on to the next round.
Local medal winners were:
Rocks and Minerals: Claire Wozniak and Jessica Cameron
Dynamic Planet: Martin Erson and Calvin Gealy
Optics: Martin Erson and Anna Heasley
Water Quality: Anna Heasley and Rose Fette
Towers: LingEr Williams and Emily Reed
Awesome Aquifers: Tyler Deemer and Calvin Gealy
Keep the Heat: Nathan Twigg and Jared Berlin
Anatomy: LingEr Williams and Emily Reed
Microbe Mission: Anna Heasley and Amanda McCreary
Mission Possible: Jake Poteet, Calvin Gealy and Tyler Deemer
Meteorology: Amanda McCreary and Jessica Cameron
Road Scholar: Nathan Twigg and Jared Berlin
Compute This: 4th, Jake Poteet and Calvin Gealy
Science Crime Busters: 4th, Jessica Cameron and Amanda McCreary.
Disease Detectives: Michelle Russell and Niko Martini
Forestry: Kate Robb and Michelle Russell
Robot Arm: Mark Vavithes and Niko Martini
Towers: Kaitlyn Muscarella and Julianna Twigg
Anatomy: Kaitlyn Muscarella and Julianna Twigg
Dynamic Planet: Anna Hartwell and Madison Hartner
Gravity Vehicle: Mark Vavithes and James Gardner
Helicopters: Linzy Borowicz and James Gardner
Thermodynamics: Catherine Foltz and Grace Gealy
Protein Modeling: Niko Martini, Kate Robb and Bella Sturm
Rocks and Minerals: Linzy Borowicz and Hannah Winters
Write It/Do It: Linzy Borowicz and Jake Berlin
Optics: 4th, Mark Vavithes and Catherine Foltz.
Rounding out Wilmington’s teams were Claire DiMuccio and Mitchel Whiting.
Astronomy: Sam Baker and Tonya Lenhart
Thermodynamics: Drew Brooks and Amanda Moon
Water Quality: Ciara Hovis and Dalainey Meals
Compute This: Alec Covelli and Hannah Soom
Forestry: Colton Brown and Hailey Tammaro
Storm the Castle: Alex Brooks and Paige Covelli
Forestry: Ciara Hovis and Loren McConnell
Microbe Mission: Taylor Beatty and Ciara Hovis
Optics: Drew Brooks and Dalainey Meals
Rocks: Sam Baker and Tonya Lenhart
Road Scholars: Gabbi Kosek and Jake Wright
Forensics: Taylor Beatty and Marlon Tanner
Helicopters: Dalainey Meals and Ben Armando
Bottle Rockets: Colton Brown and Bryanna Musser
Crime Busters: Jake Wright and Diana Pontius
Mousetrap: Colton Brown and Alex Brooks
Protein Modeling: Rachael Baker and Marlon Tanner
Sounds of Music: Andrew Brooks and Amanda Moon
Meteorology: Chloe Brown and Hannah Soom
Rocks: Diana Pontius and Alec Covelli in Rocks