Lincolnshire Science Olympics team wins state, will compete in national tournament
The Science Olympiad Team from Daniel Wright Junior High School in Lincolnshire has won its record-setting fifth consecutive Science Olympiad State Championship.
The team from Daniel Wright represented one of 49 participating middle schools in Division B at the state tournament April 18 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Members of the team earned medals in 21 of 23 competitive events and set a new state scoring record on the road to the championship.
More than half of the medals earned were for first place. These achievements earned the team a bid to compete in the Science Olympiad National Tournament at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln May 15 and 16.
Daniel Wright Junior High School team members, who competed at the state tournament, included the following students: Michelle Cai, Raymond Cao, Sachiv Chakravarti, Ishaan Deshmukh, Allan Ding, Eric Gan, JP Gordon, Claire Huang, Aaron Kim, Michael Kim, Yuhan Lin, Emily Liu, Hannah Liu, Emily Lu, Maitreyee Malpekar, Sneha Mohan, Tony Tan, Joshua Tsai, Megan Wei, Jack Xiao, Sophia Xiao, Annie Xu, Austin Yang, Alicia Zeng, Kitty Zeng, Alyssa Zhang, Hannah Zhang and Josephine Zhang.
The coaches are: Mary Ellen Buckley, Laura Coirier, Nan Buckardt, and Janet Lyman.