Mass. Science Olympiad Results: Newton North 2nd, Newton South 4th

Congratulations to the Science Teams of Newton North HS (in photo) and Newton South HS for placing 2nd and 4th respectively among 55 high school teams in the preliminary results of this year’s Massachusetts Science Olympiad held at Framingham State University. These are preliminary results, to be finalized in the next two weeks. Each team assigns one or two students to compete in each of 25 events throughout the all-day competition. Newton North won first place in five events and second place in four:

  • Gus Betts-O’Rourke, Alina Zheng, Skyler Bohnert – first, Codebusters
  • Laura Schmidt-Hong and Julian Liao – first, Designer Genes
  • Laura Schmidt-Hong and Emily Davis-Morin – first, Disease Detectives
  • Ethan Gahm and David Genis – first, Dynamic Planet
  • Laura Schmidt-Hong and Alina Zheng – first, Herpetology
  • Eve Martin and Abby Lau – second, Astronomy
  • Eve Martin, Jonathan Liu, and Jessica Chen – second, Experimental Design
  • Ethan Gahm and Emily Davis-Morin – second, Mission Possible
  • Jessica Chen, Emily Pan, and Max Tu – second, Protein Modeling

Acton-Boxborough placed first, as it has since 2009, when Newton North last came out on top.