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National Spotlight

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After capturing victories on the regional and state levels, P.J. Gelinas Junior High School’s and Ward Melville High School’s Science Olympiad Teams represented the school district and Long Island at the national tournament this spring.

As a result of their dedication and talents, Gelinas placed 10th in the nation and took home medals in the following events: Fossils, third-place; Reach for the Stars, third-place; Bio Process Lab, fourth-place; Crave the Wave, fifth-place; Disease Detective, second-place; Food Science, second-place; and Scrambler, fifth-place. Ward Melville placed 24th in the nation and won medals in the following events: Experimental Design, first-place, and Write It/Do It, fifth-place.

The National Science Olympiad Tournament was held at the University of Wisconsin-Stout and each division (middle and high school) included 60 teams from nearly every state in the nation. Two teams from New York qualified for the national tournament by placing first or second in the state contest. Each team consisted of 15 members who competed in 23 events. Medals were awarded to the top six places for each event.
Earlier this year, Gelinas placed first in the Eastern Long Island Regional Tournament and first in New York State. Ward Melville was ranked first at the Eastern Long Island Regional competition and second in New York State.

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