Ballston Spa students shine at state Science Olympiad tournament – Saratogian

The BSHS Science Olympiad group. (Photo supplied)

BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. — The Ballston Spa Higher College Science Olympiad group not too long ago competed in the New York State tournament. Students participated in 23 events against peers representing 60 higher schools from all through the state.

The Science Olympiad tournament is a rigorous academic interscholastic competitors that consists of a series of person and group events which the students prepare for all through the year. The events cover the numerous science disciplines of biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, computer systems, and technologies.

The Ballston Spa Higher College group had placed third at the Capital Area Science Olympiad Tournament earlier this spring immediately after competing against eighteen higher college teams from all through the Capital Area. Ballston Spa students won medals in 19 out of 23 events, such as initially location in 5 of the events. Their prosperous finish certified the group for the New York State competitors at LeMoyne College earlier this month.

At the state tournament, two students won a gold medal in their occasion and the group collectively completed in 41st location. Maddie Burns and Lee McKinley had been the gold medal winners in the “Write-It Do-It” occasion. The group is coached by higher college science instructors Theresa Rousseau and Jim Poirier.

Benefits of the NYS Tournament are accessible at For further data, please check out or get in touch with District STEM Coordinator Diane Irwin at 884-7150 ext. 2318.

Ballston Spa Higher students Maddie Burns, left, and Lee McKinley earned a gold medal in the “Write-It Do-It” occasion. (Photo supplied)

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