Of the forty teams that competed in the NYS Science Olympiads, Lower Hudson Regionals at Byram Hills High School January 31, three were from the Rye High School Science Club.
Of the forty teams that competed in the NYS Science Olympiads, Lower Hudson Regionals at Byram Hills High School January 31, three were from the Rye High School Science Club. Each team was comprised of 15 students who chose among the 23 events. Each subject area included written exams; assembly and dissection of objects; and building and testing of operational systems. Competitors worked in pairs.
Four pairs of students placed third or better in their events. Judson Ellis and Dan Philip took first place in Entomology. Ellis and Alexandros Koutsogeorgas earned second place in Fossils. Dillon Lahey and Gus Rodriguez placed third in Wright Stuff. Kenta Takatsu and Sam Papert placed third in Green Generation.
Rye High School teachers Amy Leahy and Brian Rodefeld, who run the Science Club and coach the Olympiad participants, said they were very proud of the students who participated in the competition. They also wanted to extend special thanks to Mary Koutsogeorgas “for helping out and being our Science Olympiad Mom the past two years. She attended the competitions and helped the team out immensely. We couldn’t have done it without her!”
— Melanie Cane