The Goff Science Olympiad team placed first in the Capital District Science Olympiad Regional Competition on February 9, qualifying them to compete at the New York State Finals on April 5-6 in Syracuse, New York.
The team won 15 Gold medals, 11 Silver medals and 11 Bronze medals overall.
This competition was followed by an Invitational at Cornell University on February 16. The Cornell Invitational attracted the top teams from across the U.S., many from the Northeast states but there were teams as far away as Texas and North Carolina. Goff’s team did well earning a total of eight medals. Maria Rybakov was Goff’s top medalist at Cornell earning four medals.
The team members this year are:
Ninth graders: Sam Brody, Hubert Chang, Anika Galkiewicz, Anna Hallock, Aaron Johnson, Morgan McHugh, Shashawat Panigrahi, Jack Reilly, Ashish Roddam, Maria Rybakov, Ethan Trautman, Gavin Trautman, Gabe Tucker, Makenzie Wagner, Tyler Wright
Eighth graders: Akshat Arinav, Ian Bellisario, Zach Booth, Laney Broglio, Hariharan Conji, Harinisri Conji, Chris Eldred, Austin Ernst, Maliha Ghani, Teddy Howard, Grant Hurd, Emily Koenig, Brianna Langenbach, Alaina Marino, Akkhil Morkanda, Tori Patrissy, Joann Pole, Ava Zeolla
Seventh graders: Ethan Fink, Prithul Gautam, Emma Gentile, Ria Hedge, Allie Holston, Matthew Kardash, Colin Kelliher, Neil Paul, Jack Pollard, Mason Smith, Michael Shaw, Ada Wu