Science Olympiad Sends an Early Message


MIT Team Photo 2018

This past weekend the Harriton Science Olympiad team traveled to MIT for the premier pre-season invitational tournament in the country.

The best teams from all over the country flew to Boston for this competition, a preview of the this year’s national championship. Each team had an opportunity to see where they stack up before the official seasons begin, and to see how the competition will stack up.

Harriton took an impressive 3rd place overall, winning 11 individual event medals along the way, nine of them gold or silver.

This represents an incredible effort by the entire team. To be this prepared at this point in the season shows that the team is pointed in the right direction this year’s nationals and even beyond.

The team will have one more scrimmage tournament at UPenn in a few weeks and then will start its season for real at the Southeast PA Regional Tournament at the end of February.

Below are the results of the MIT competition:


Gold Medals

Anatomy & Physiology Avery Parr Sam Weissman
Dynamic Planet Rob Chen Patrick McCann
Fermi Questions Tom McKenzie-Smith James Powell
Forensics Anthony Zhu Monali Zhao

Silver Medals

Ecology Robert Chen Patrick McCann
Herpetology Richard Haslam Ashwini Shende
Optics Tom McKenzie-Smith Avery Parr
Rocks & Minerals Ricard Haslam Sunme Zhao
Thermodynamics Anthony Zhu Sam Weissman

4th Place Medals

Experimental Design Rob Chen Patrick McCann Monali Zhao

5th Place Medals

Mousetrap Vehicle Tom Devlin Ben Wolfe