The Howard L. Goff Middle School Science Olympiad Team placed third at the state championships in Syracuse on April 9. Goff students earned medals in 10 events, including gold in Food Science (Sydney Sill and Labika Baral) and Wind Power (Sam Koblensky and Nidhi Shah).
The competition tests students in STEM topics such as astronomy, biology, chemistry, engineering and mathematics.
Only 35 schools qualified for the state championships out of more than 230 from across New York State. Goff qualified by winning the regional tournament in March for the sixth straight year.
Goff will be an alternate team for the National Competition.
1st – Sydney Sill and Labika Baral (pictured right)
1st – Sam Koblensky and Nidhi Shah (pictured below)
Elastic Launch Glider
2nd – Sam Koblensky and Ekansh Agrawal
2nd – Sydney Sill and Noah Millan
Anatomy and Physiology
3rd – Sydney Lemire and Sydney Sill
3rd – Sam Koblensky and Leif Haley
3rd – Owen Ball and Tyler Pearson
3rd – Leif Haley and Sydney Sill
5th – Kelly Nagel, Tyler Pearson, Connor Hurley
Reach for the Stars
5th – Kelly Nagel and Connor See
Goff Science Olympiad Team
9th Grade: Leif Haley, Sam Koblensky, Sydney Lemire, Kelly Nagel, and Sydney Sill
8th Grade: Owen Ball, Labika Baral, Connor Hurley, Noah Millan, Tyler Pearson, Logan Plowinske, Connor See, Nidhi Shah, and Nina Tedeschi
7th Grade: Ekansh Agrawal
Coaches: Donnamarie Vlieg and John Cirincione