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Columbia Science Olympiad students wearing medals at Pocono InvitationalColumbia Science Olympiad placed 5th at the North Pocono Invitational on Saturday, winning 17 medals. The tournament included 20 high school teams from the Northeast and was held in person at North Pocono High School in Covington Township, Pennsylvania.

Congratulations to the following medal winners!


  • Ping Pong Parachute  –  Shashwat Panigrahi and Tori Patrissy


  • Astronomy – Shashwat Panigrahi and Akshat Arinav
  • Dynamic Planet – Teddy Howard and Nicholas Pugliese


  • Detector Building – Ashish Roddam and Shashwat Panigrahi
  • Forensics – Tori Patrissy and Zach Booth
  • Gravity Vehicle – Nicholas Pugliese and Teddy Howard
  • Rocks and Minerals – Alaina Marino and Zach Booth

4th-7th Place

  • Anatomy – Akkhil Morkonda and Austin Ernst
  • Codebusters – Maria Rybakov, Akshat Arinav, and Laney Broglio
  • Disease Detectives – Akkhil Morkonda and Sophia Xin
  • Experimental Design – Harini Conji, Austin Ernst, Laney Broglio
  • Green Generation – Nich Pugliese and Prithul Gautam
  • It’s About Time – Ashish Roddam and Prithul Gautam
  • Ornithology – Harini Conji and Sophia Xin
  • Remote Sensing – Theodore Howard and Akshat Arinav
  • Wifi Lab – Ashish Roddam and Akshat Arinav
  • Wright Stuff – Alaina Marino and Austin Ernst