Congratulations to the Maple Hill students listed below for their efforts in participating in the recent Capital District Science Olympiad Regional Competition.

Amanda Nebral (Grade 12), Zaire Ridgeway (Grade 12), Dominick Siciliano (Grade 11), Gabe Flood (Grade 9), Alex Gusswiller (Grade 9), Colin Cartwright (Grade 9), Sophia Breunig (Grade 9), Austin Flood (Grade 7), Ethane Lane (Grade 7), Max Tadjbakhsh (Grade 7)

Science Olympiad is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of K-12 science education, increasing opportunity and diversity in science, creating a technologically-literate workforce and providing recognition for outstanding achievement by both students and teachers. Science Olympiad competitions are like academic track meets, consisting of a series of 23 team events in each division (Division B is middle school; Division C is high school). Each year, a portion of the events are rotated to reflect the ever-changing nature of genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering and technology.

By combining events from all disciplines, Science Olympiad encourages a wide cross-section of students to get involved. This year’s Maple Hill Olympiad team included students from grades 7-12. Top Maple Hill performers from the competition this year were freshman Colin Cartwright (2nd in Wright Stuff, a balsawood airplane competition), Junior Dominick Siciliano (3rd in Anatomy and Physiology) and Senior Amanda Nebral (4th in the epidemiology event, Disease Detectives).