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February Science Olympiad Invitational Results Announced


The Science Olympiad Tournament was held at Niles West on February 11 . Both the varsity and junior varsity teams earned third place overall in their divisions; 14 teams were competing.

Individual medals were awarded for first through fifth place in the varsity division and first through third in junior varsity. The following students earned medals.

Varsity Medals:

Darby Chamness and Myra Esmail – 4th place in Anatomy and Physiology
Osama Esmail and Michael Rohn – 2nd place in Chemistry Lab
Michael Rohn and John Saba – 5th place in Forensics
Muhammad Afzal and Wyatt Zwik – 4th place in Remote Sensing
Darby Chamness and Vijay Shah – 4th place in Astronomy
Osama Esmail and Jeremy Steegmueller – 3rd place in Game On
Hana Frisch and Steve Mathew – 5th place in Invasive Species
Michael Rohn, Sonja Malek, and John Saba – 1st place in Experimental Design
Osama Esmail and Michael Rohn – 3rd place in Materials Science
Osama Esmail and Steve Mathew – 4th place in Wind Power
Christopher Rohn and Sonja Malek – 5th place in Write it Do it
Osama Esmail and Muhammad Afzal – 3rd place in Electric Vehicle
Osama Esmail and Conor Ramseyer – 5th place in Hovercraft

Junior Varsity Medals:

Leander Chappotin Betancourt and Heba Sattar – 2nd Place in Disease Detectives
Agnes Manish and Akif Khan – 1st place in Ecology
Myra Esmail and Sonja Malek – 2nd place in Forensics
Daniel Cudzich and Sofia Stefanis – 2nd place in Astronomy
Nicole Cardona and Myra Esmail – 2nd place in Hydrogeology
Daniel Cudzich and Agnes Manish – 1st place in Microbe Mission
Jose Smith – 2nd place in Rocks and Minerals
Kate Pendavinji and Nicole Cardona – 3rd Place in Hovercraft
Conor Ramseyer and Heba Sattar – 1st Place in Towers

Congratulations to all who competed and to those who earned medals!

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Zubair Muhammad, Staff writer/blogger
Zubair is a senior and this is his third year on the Niles West News staff as a reporter and food columnist. He likes cooking and being a part of many extracurriculars including national honors society, homeroom mentors, FCCLA, and tutoring at the literacy center.

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