Goff Middle School placed fourth at the New York State Science Olympiad Championships in Syracuse on Saturday. Goff students earned medals in 14 events, including gold in Hovercraft (Owen Ball and Nina Tedeschi) and Scrambler (Owen Ball and Zackary Malmberg).
The competition tests students in STEM topics such as astronomy, biology, chemistry, engineering and mathematics.
Only 40 schools qualified for the state championships out of more than 270 from across New York State. Goff advanced by winning the regional tournament in March for the seventh straight year.
Congratulations to the students and their coaches Mrs. Vlieg, Ms. Wood and Mr. Cirincione!
1st – STATE CHAMPIONS – Gold Medalists
Hovercraft – Owen Ball, Nina Tedeschi
Scrambler – Owen Ball, Zackary Malmberg
3rd – Bronze Medalists
Crime Busters – Nina Tedeschi, Tyler Pearson
Wright Stuff – Connor Hurley, Ekansh Agrawal
Experimental Design – Madeline Demers, Noelle Maloney, Tyler Pearson
Fast Facts – Bella Besuud, Sophia Culver
Towers – Buffy Kromer, Maryia Sikirzhytskaya
Disease Detective – Bella Besuud, Ekansh Agrawal
Dynamic Planet – Nina Tedeschi, Ekansh Agrawal
Optics – Connor Hurley, Owen Ball
Wind Power – Ekansh Agrawal, Sophia Culver
Write It / Do It – Bella Besuud, Sophia Culver
Microbe Mission – Clara Xin, Nina Tedschi
Bottle Rocket – Thomas Breimer, Bailey Tator, Madeline Demers