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SSA Seventh Graders Place First in National Science League Contest

NSL seventh grade team

For the second straight year, Shady Side Academy Middle School seventh grade students placed first in the nation in the National Science League (NSL) Life Science Contest.

Middle School students compete each year in NSL contests, which consist of 40-50 questions that students have 35 minutes to complete. The school sends scores of the top 10 students in each grade to the national competition, and their combined scores determine the overall place.

Kiran Thompson, Kristen Appleman, Paolo Scolieri, Hanna Singhi, Chloe Wang, Özge Uzman, Ethan Jiang, Alex Bi (pictured left to right) as well as Anna Grace Shultz and Andrew Xing (not pictured), contributed to the seventh grade's winning score in the NSL Life Science Contest. Individually, Alex Bi placed first in the nation, Ethan Jiang placed second in the nation, and Chloe Wang and Özge Uzman tied for fourth in the nation.

The National Science League is part of the Continental Mathematics League program, founded in 1980 for public and private schools.

Congratulations to the students and seventh grade science teacher Bonnie Maxwell!

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