At SUNY Brockport,January 29th, 600 area high school students competed in 25 events, at the Mid State Regional tournament. At SUNY Brockport. Starting October of this year students, began preparing for this Tournament. For the 3rd year in a row, NECP competed with 14 students (compared to 5 in 2015). The team ranked in the top 10 in 3 different events.
Ben Russ & LaNice Alston earned a 6th place metal for Wind Power. Northeast was the highest ranked of all RCSD Schools and 16th overall up from 21st.
Science Olympiad competitions are like academic track meets, consisting of a series of 23 team events in each division. Each year, a portion of the events are rotated to reflect the ever-changing nature of genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering and technology. By combining events from all disciplines, Science Olympiad encourages a wide cross-section of students to get involved. Teamwork is a required skill in most scientific careers today, and Science Olympiad encourages group learning by designing events that forge alliances.
This April the team will be host g the Roc City Invitational. This will be an opportunity to invite suburban school to the Douglas campus, to fellowship and competition. There will be an opportunity for RCSD Schools to participate in a mini invitational. Hopefully this will provide a taste of what science Olympiad is.
The Team was coached by Mr. Vince Armella, Mrs. Margret Blythe Mrs. Paulette Kealey, Mrs. Kim Eichorn, Mr. Derrick Kelly, Mrs. Margret Blythe, Mrs. Karen Steal – Avery, Mr. Chris Brand, And Mr. Howard Barnes.