Marie Murphy Takes Second in Science Olympiad Nationals
Marie Murphy took 11 medals out of 23 possible—the highest in the schools history.
For the second year in a row Marie Murphy won second place in the National Science Olympiad Tournament.
The school won 11 medals out of 23 possible, the highest in Marie Murphy's history, at the event hosted on May 19 in Florida, according to a press release from Avoca School District 37. Approximately 60 teams competed in the tournament.
"No secondary or middle school team in Illinois aside from Marie Murphy has ever placed so high in the National Tournament." the press release states.
Student medalists include the following:
- National Champions –1st Place
Awesome Aquifer – Regina Madanguit & Michael Rivkin
Forestry – Jamie Knippen & Elizabeth Sollitt
- 2nd Place
Bottle Rocket – Jason Lee & Elizabeth Sollitt
Food Science – Regina Madanguit & Clara Yam
Reach for the Stars – Paul Farcasanu & Jonah Wolfe
- 3rd Place
Dynamic Planet – Katherine Ho & Michael Rivkin
Optics – Katherine Ho & Ethan Wirth
- 4th Place
Experimental Design – Jamie Knippen, Jonah Wolfe & David Yan
Write it Do it – Jamie Knippen & Elizabeth Sollitt
- 5th Place
Crimebusters – Jason Lee & Carissa Yang
Storm the Castle – Youngjin Kim & Aiyappa Kodendera
The youth hail from the towns of Glenview, Wilmette, Winnetka and Northfield.
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