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Middle School Science Olympiad Team Wins University of Michigan Invitational 

On Saturday, Feb. 18, the Shady Side Academy Middle School Science Olympiad Team won the University of Michigan Invitational, held in Ann Arbor, Mich. SSA was one of 30 teams competing in Division B (grades 6-9).

The following students received awards in their events: 

  • Allison Guan, Hanna Sinhi and Evan Xiang: 1st place for Experimental Design
  • Maximilian Shaffer and Andrew Xing: 1st place or Solar System
  • Alex Bi and Evan Xiang: 2nd place for Anatomy & Physiology
  • Ethan Chen and Thomas Wang: 2nd place for Crime Busters
  • Evan Chen and Andrew Xing: 2nd place for Fast Facts
  • Dusyanth Paramesh and Eric Zhang: 2nd place for Wheeled Vehicle
  • Evan Chen and Evan Xiang: 2nd place for Meteorology
  • Vivan Podar and Thomas Wang: 2nd place for Sounds of Music
  • Hanna Single and Evan Xiang: 2nd place for Storm the Castle
  • Alex Bi and Hanna Single: 3rd place or Dynamic Planet
  • Allison Guan and Evan Xiang: 3rd place for Flight
  • Vivan Podar and Anna Grace Schultz: 3rd place for Road Scholar
  • Ethan Chen and Thomas Wang: 4th place for Can't Judge a Powder
  • Claudia Iannetti and Hanna Single: 4th place for Rocks & Minerals
  • Anna Litster and Andrew Xing: 4th place for Wheeled Vehicle
  • Claudia Iannetti and Anna Grace Schultz: 4th place for Forestry
  • Vivan Podar and Evan Xiang: 6th place for Roller Coaster 

Science Olympiad is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of K-12 science education, increasing male, female and minority interest in science, creating a technologically-literate workforce and providing recognition for outstanding achievement by both students and teachers.

Congratulations to the team and their coaches, Middle School science teachers Bonnie MaxwellMatt Brunner and Paul Waked, as well as Chris Erler.

Middle School Science Olympiad Team at the University of Michigan Invitational


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