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SCIO 2018-19

posted Sep 22, 2018, 6:06 PM by Floyd Wygant   [ updated Sep 22, 2018, 6:06 PM ]

By: Amna Sheikh

September 21, 2018

Science Olympiad, or SCIO, is an annual science competition that consists of students from grades K-12. Teams of students across all 50 states compete in events based on STEM (science, technology, engineering math) concepts.

Every fall, Waterville Senior High School’s very own Science Olympiad team begins preparing for the competition they attend in the spring. Last year, their tournament destination was MIT. This school year, they’re excited to compete at the Harvard Undergraduate Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament on Sunday, February 3rd, 2019. They will also compete at the State Tournament, that will be held sometime between March and April of 2019.

The Waterville team holds 20 members, including alternates. Returning members include (seniors) Conrad Ayers, Merline Feero, Maddie Hallen, Brock Jolicoeur, Carter Jones, Adam Livshits, Ella Ruesen, (juniors) Jess Bazakas, Abi Bloom, Kevin Chen, David Ramgren, (sophomores) Emme Ayers, Josiah Bloom, and Inga Zimba. Joining this year’s team as a primary is sophomore Jayda Murray, and alternates  (junior) Taylor Bielecki, Max McGadney; (sophomores) Surya Amundsen, Evelyn Fuentes; and (freshman) William Jackson.

The team is optimistic about its performance in the coming competition season and definitely has our support. “We hope to win and move on to represent the state of Maine at the National Tournament at Cornell the weekend before Memorial day,” Coach Ramgren says.

(File Photo 2018 National SciO)