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Science Competitions in the News

posted Feb 6, 2017, 7:57 AM by Floyd Wygant   [ updated Feb 6, 2017, 7:58 AM ]
Late January and early February focus heavily on science, and Waterville High School was there in the thick of the competition.  First up was the Waterville Senior High School Science Olympiad team competing in the MIT Invitational Tournament on Saturday, January 21st. The MIT Invitational is an exclusive tournament featuring only the best teams from around the nation, and Waterville placed 41st out of 71 teams. You can see our results for every event at the following link: https://app.avogadro.ws/mit/mit2017/results/school/65
To give you all an idea of the level of competition, the following are the results for the top finishers tournament.
The winner was Troy, California. They have won the National Tournament several times.  
Second Place - Steven Lakes High School, Texas. 
Third Place - Harriton High School, Pennsylvania.
With New England making a showing at Tenth Place - Acton-Boxborough Regional High School A, Massachusetts

All of our students represented us very well throughout the weekend. They had a positive attitude throughout the day and each team member gained ideas on how to prepare for the State Tournament that will occur on April 1stOur team members are as follows:
Seniors: Bridger Holly, Katie Lopes, Cecilia Morin, Anthony Pinnette, Nathan Pinnette, John Violette
Juniors: Clio Bazakas, Natalia Fuentes, Nora Greene
Sophomores: Merline Feero, Maddie Hallen, Brock Jolicoeur, Jones Carter, Adam Livshits, Ella Ruehsen.
Freshmaen: Jess Bazkas, Abi Bloom, Kevin Chen, Jordan Perkins, David Ramgren
Thank you all for your efforts to educate our students and help them begin to achieve their potential. I am proud of their accomplishments so far and I am looking forward to the State tournament in April.

Then just two weeks later, the science students are again in the fray for scholarly honors. Saturday, Feb 4th, found the Waterville High Ocean Bowl team competing at the University of New Hampshire in the 2017 Nor'Easter Bowl.  The team came in 7th put of 21 teams (Full results: https://nosb.ccom.unh.edu/)  The members of the team are:
 Ashely Melanson, 
Juliana Vanegas, 
Briana Quirion, and 
Chay Phelps.  
They were wonderful representatives of  Waterville Senior High School.  Thank you all for your work with our students that prepares them to succeed.

Jon Ramgren
Coach of Science Olympiad & Ocean Bowl teams