Written by Observer Staff, email@example.com Thursday, 03 April 2014 10:21
The Bunsen Berners Science Olympiad Team from Alfred G. Berner Middle School won a third-place medal at the 2014 Division B Regional Competition after going against 39 other schools throughout Nassau County in more than 20 events centered on science, technology, and engineering. The team came in 16th place overall.
Ryan Catapano and Luke Colavita placed third in the “Crime Busters” event. Ninth graders Christopher Hadsall, Liam Bach, Morgan Schnee, John Yevoli, Michael Lam, Stephen Urli, Antonio Gargano and Giovanni D’Agostino; eighth graders James Oates, Mary Glynn and Ella Schnee; and seventh graders Ariana Fang, William LaMassa and Nino Baghshvili were integral members of the team.
“The team could not have gotten this far without the assistance of student coaches Brandan Lawrence, Andrew Lam, David Schector and Christopher Lam; the support of the parents, the building administration from both Berner and Ames, and Mrs. Lisa Caputo, the district’s curriculum associate for science,” said Science Olympiad coaches Theresa O’Connor and Scott Luxenberg. “We are very proud of all they accomplished this year.”