The North Pocono High School Science Olympiad team is heading to States for the sixth straight year. On Wednesday, March 8, 2016, the team competed in the Regional Science Olympiad Competition at Penn State in Wilkes-Barre and placed 3rd in the region.
The Northeast region covers Bradford, Carbon, Columbia, Luzerne, Lycoming, Lackawanna, Monroe, Montour, Northumberland, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Wayne and Wyoming counties.
The team medaled in 13 of the 23 events and finished in the top 10 in 21 of the 23 competitive events.
Based on the team’s success, the team earned a bid to the State competition at Juniata College in April to compete against 36 other schools from across the state for the State championship.
North Pocono is currently ranked 10th in the State, and the team hopes to improve their ranking at this year’s State tournament.
1st Place Medals
Hydrogeology - Kelsey Kline and John Slater
2nd Place Medals
Astronomy- John Slater and Sara Wojnar
Remote Sensing - Alec Aversa and Amber Goffredo
3rd Place Medals
Microbe Mission - Shawnna Lamond and Kelsey Kline
Hovercraft - Sean Smith and Vince Wojnar
4th Place Medals
Experimental Design - Emma Nemitz, John Slater, and Alec Aversa
Disease detectives - Kelsey Kline and Shawnna Lamond
Anatomy and Physiology - Catherine Clancy and Shawnna Lamond
Write It Do It - Amber Goffredo and Emily Rouse
Rocks and Minerals - Emma Nemitz and Sara Wojnar
Ecology - Matt Smith and Emily Rouse
Wind Power - Sean Smith and Josh Winslow
Helicopters - Alec Aversa and Mike Felins