Skyridge places third at Science Olympiad tourney

Middle School competitors earned best state placement ever

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The Skyridge Science Olympiad team placed third at the state tournament last month. The Blue Team won 14 medals and ribbons out of 23 events.

Earning its best placement at the state competition yet, Skyridge Middle School’s Science Olympiad team ranked third out of 22 teams April 18 at Highline College in Des Moines.

The Skyridge Blue team won 14 medals and ribbons out of 23 events, including three medals in three trial events.

Events included Dynamic Planet, Road Scholar and Game On. Team members participating at the state competition include: Tsering Shola, Maia Kawamura, Yeh Seo Jung, Rahul Ram, Jason Liu, Donna Ferdows, Ben Peterson, Athena Tsai, Lucas Mansfield, Christopher Xia, Samantha Walters, Zaynah Usmani, Devank Shekhar, Shivank Shekhar, Victor Wu, Quan Ho, Daniel DeLeon, Justine Pendergraft, Donla Gyalnub, Efra Ashan and Diya Lonial.

The Skyridge Science Olympiad teams are coached by Brenton Hunting.