After becoming just one of 37 teams selected (from 237) to advance to the New York State Science Olympiad tournament, Weber Middle School finished as the top middle school team in Nassau County and placed fifth overall in the statewide competition.
Individually, students from the Weber team placed in the top 10 in nine different events held in the state competition, more than any other school in the county and fifth among the teams that competed.
“The Weber Science Olympiad students and coaches are very committed to these competitions,” said Weber Principal Christopher Shields. “They spend an extraordinary amount of time learning as much as they can to be competitive in their events. It’s exciting to watch their enthusiasm result in success at the state level, as well as at regionals.”
Last month, Weber Middle School students medaled in 26 events at the Western Nassau Long Island Regional Science Olympiad held at Levittown’s Wisdom Lane Middle School. Weber’s impressive showing qualified the school to send a team to the state Science Olympiad Tournament held on April 8 to 9 at East Syracuse-Minoa High School.
Congratulations to the 15 students and three alternates who were selected to compete at the state level, as well as coaches CarrieAnn Lindstadt-Iurka and Dr. Helen Hatzignatiou.