South High team wins first place at regional Science Olympiad competition

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Great Neck South High School was ranked #29 on Niche's list of the top 100 K-12 schools in the state. (Photo from the Great Neck Public Schools)

A Science Olympiad team from South High School won first place at the Nassau West Regional and will participate in the State competition on March 9 and March 10.

The regional Science Olympiad competition, held on Feb. 3 at Kellenberg Memorial High School, featured 32 teams representing 17 high schools from western Nassau County. A total of five teams from Great Neck Public Schools participated in the event –– two teams from North High School and three teams from South High School.

Members of the first-place team from South High who will advance to the States are: Adrian Chen, Ann Zhang, Eric Kuang, Jennifer Wang, Kelley Chiu, Kimberly Lu, Michael Lu, Shawn Kang, Yuhan Liu, Katherine Hui, Daniel Xu, David Wang, Eric Bae, Veronica Khim, and Allison Zhang.

This is the second consecutive year that a Science Olympiad team from South High has won the Nassau West Regional competition and advanced to the States.

Congratulations to all 75 Great Neck high school students who participated in the regional competition. Science Olympiad teams are coached by science teachers from their respective schools: Randy Appell at North High, and James Truglio and Nicole Spinelli at South High.

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