Success at Science Olympiad competition

Noah Mac and Nick Campell, Reporters    Science Olympiad had their final event of the season last weekend.   The members of the team this season include freshmen: Alex Gervasi, Alec Brovont, and Caleb Ave-Lallemant; Sophomores: Aiyanna Fivecoat, Kameron Shelton, and Lillian Settles; Juniors: Carter Coyne and Spencer Nosal; Seniors: Helainah Baran, Evan Harper, Kinsey Ruffner, Ryan Reichow,  and Noah Mac.   The team competed in twenty-eight events and the top five teams in which the highest total score move on to the state tournament next month.   The team did not advance to the state tournament, but did medal in five events, finishing in 7th place overall out of 16 schools total.   “I think we did good as a team. We got 7th overall and placed in a few events so as a whole I think we did pretty well,” junior Spencer Nosal said.   Junior Carter Coyne stepped up in an event that he was rather new with and was nervous, performed for his team.   “My best event was forensics with Helenian Baran. This was my first time ever doing forensics and I was very nervous about it, but she helped me so much with it and I tried doing as much as I could with the little knowledge I knew,” Coyne said.   The events that the team medaled in were Write it do it (6th) with Settles and Fivecoat, Rocks and minerals (6th) with Mac and Ruffner, Herpetology (4th) with Brovont and Gervasi, Remote sensing (4th) with Mac and Gervasi, and Pentathlon (2nd) with Mac, Ruffner, Harper, and Nosal.   “We did the best in the pentathlon, which we got 2nd in, but the actual test I did the best in was rocks and minerals with Noah Mac,” senior Kinsey Ruffner said.   Now that the season is over, the team must begin preparing for the next one.   “Next year for Science Olympiad I would like to improve on my events I did this year being forensics, mousetrap vehicle, and Optics, by studying a bit more on each and investing more time in the differing subjects.” junior Carter Coyne said.    

Max is a senior and is the BearDaily Editor-in-Chief. He has been apart of Wy-News for two years. Inside of school, he is the Senior Drum Major of the Marching Band, the President of NHS, a member of the Men’s Varsity Rowing Team, Secretary of Science Club and Tri-M, is a class representative for Student Council, and is a Link Crew Leader. Outside of school he volunteers at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, is a cellist in the Dearborn Youth Symphony Orchestra, and is a member of his church youth group. “I wanted to join Wy-News to bring more information and content to the student body for their enjoyment. I love everything about Wy-News, from the people, to the topics we report on, to all the different types of experiences I am exposed to. I never thought I’d love something so much as I do the Wy-News.”

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