Although there has been a RI Science Olympiad Competition for 25 years, this was Cole's first time ever competing.
Out of 23 extremely challenging events, Cole placed in the top 3 in 9 events and overall and placed 2nd in the state out of 19 middle schools.
This impressive considering that our middle school had never participated previously.
Cole’s team members are as follows: Emily Adams, Jason DiMase, Josh Fazio, Brianna Rowey, Grace Scott, Ben Osborne, Jenny Imbriglio, Jeffrey Yu, Siddhi Deshpande, Katie Healy, Matt Sommer, Isaac Carlson, Alicia Gibbons, Lucy Yu, David Wang (7th), and Zing Gee, Lauren Shanos, Aiden Phinney (all 7th graders). Members of the the support team at Cole were Alan Yao, Kayla So, Lila Zarrella, Allie Lee, Emma MacDonald, Riya Sen, Erica Hindle, Aric Ferguson, Brandon Zhang, Alan Zhang, Ada Oancea, Bryn Shunney, Andrew Vogt, Michael He, Ashleigh Schultz.
Preparations for this competition began back in October, and the student put in countless hours week after week to build their competition devices, test their devices, work on their problem solving skills after an unexpected break, and had to prep for some pretty rigorous academic tests in areas of chemistry, physics environmental science, astronomy, meteorology, life science, scientific investigations, anatomy, and measurement.
A special thanks and congratulations must be extended to Mr. Scott, Mr. Frank Lennox, Ms. Ramona McGillivray, and Ms. Sarah Sewatsky.