The Liberty High School Science Olympiad team competed and placed twelfth during the Feb. 9 Mid-Hudson Regional Competition John Jay High School.
The team competed against 28 teams from Orange, Ulster, Sullivan and Duchess Counties in events in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
The team ended the day in twelfth place and took home nine top 10 finishes:
- tenth place in Water Quality: Tyler Black and Corrine Hellerer
- tenth place in Fossils: Gabby Fontana and Nicole Blais
- tenth place in Mousetrap Vehicle: Built by Jon DePaolo and driven by Gavin Racette and Jarod Hellerer
- ninth place in Protein Modeling: Ben Quackenbush and Gavin Racette
- ninth place in Mission Possible: John Nolan, Corrine Hellerer, Emily Lutz and Tyler Black
- eighth place in Circuit lab: Ben Quackenbush and Tanner Parks
- seventh place in Geologic Mapping: Nicole Blais and Jarod Hellerer
- sixth place in Thermodynamics: Jarod Hellerer and Gavin Racette
- sixth place in Boomilever: Built by Connor Roth and competed by Tanner Parks and Elijah MorenoThe Liberty team is comprised of the following students:
- Freshmen: Dominic Fontana, Elijah Moreno, Michael Peyton
- Sophomores: Tyler Black, Corrine Hellerer, Emily Lutz, John Nolan, Brooke Nichols
- Juniors: Nicole Blais, Leah Fitzgerald, Gabriella Fontana, Jarod Hellerer, Gavin Racette ; and
- Seniors: Tanner Parks, Benjamin Quackenbush.
The team would like to thank the science department for their support and assistance and sends a special shout out to Mr. Slater and his technology students for their expertise and help.