High School Earns Medals at First Science Olympiad Appearance

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Deer Park High School successfully participated in the Eastern Long Island Regional Science Olympiad for the first time, with seniors David Farahmandpour and Matt Rosati earning medals in the Experimental Design category. The event was held on Feb. 1 at Hauppauge High School.

Science Olympiad is a team competition in which more than 7,800 middle school and high school teams from 50 states compete annually in 23 events pertaining to various scientific disciplines, including earth science, biology, chemistry, physics and engineering. Guided by club adviser Kevin Richards, Deer Park’s students had been preparing for it since last fall, and competed in the Astronomy, Boomilever, Chemistry Lab, Code Busters, Disease Detectives, Experimental Design, Forensics, Green Generation and Ping Pong Parachute events.

“Our staff and students are already planning for next year’s competition,” said Alison Branca, the district’s curriculum associate for science and technology.