Harriton Science Olympiad Team Wins State Championship

Advance to National Championship in Colorado

Pennsylvania Science Olympiad State Champions!

Pennsylvania Science Olympiad State Champions!

This past weekend the Harriton Science Olympiad team competed in the Pennsylvania Science Olympiad team and was crowned PA state champions earning them a bid to the National Science Olympiad at Colorado State University May 18-19.

Coach Brian Gauvin explained that Pennsylvania sends two schools to the national tournament and that Lower Merion High School, which came in 2nd place, will also be heading to Colorado for the national championship.  This unique situation has happened once before in 2003.

Harriton has earned its  4th consecutive state championship, and the students involved with the team are as talented and dedicated as any team of the past.

“They are truly the product of an outstanding educational environment in Lower Merion,” Coach Gauvin added.

Although only some of the students on the state championship team get to compete at a national tournament, this success is the combined effort of everyone that makes Harriton such a formidable opponent.

A team list of the individual event medalists is below.

Coaches: Mr. Gauvin; Ms. Lesch; Mr. Powers; Mr. MacNichol

Gold Medals
Astronomy Tom McKenzie-Smith Ashwini Shende
Chemistry lab Avery Parr Hannah Klatte
Ecology Rob Chen Pat McCann
Fermi Questions Tom McKenzie-Smith James Powell
Forensics Anthony Zhu Monali Zhao
Helicopters Liam Rodgers John Neary Allison Zhang
Herpetology Ashwini Shende Richard Haslam
Hovercraft Tom Devlin Alex Alber Shangen Lu
Material Science Tom McKenzie-Smith Avery Parr
Microbe Mission Rob Chen Sam Weissman
Optics Tom McKenzie-Smith Avery Parr
Write It Do It Shangen Lu James Powell
 Tower Building  Hannah Klatte  Alex Ahn
Silver Medals
Anatomy & Physiology Avery Parr Sam Weissman
Game On Tom Devlin James Powell
Mission Possible Tom Devlin Steve Ross Matt Pearl Ezra Frank
Mousetrap Vehicle Tom Devlin Ben Wolfe Shangen Lu
Rocks & Minerals Richard Haslam Sunme Zhao
Bronze Medals
Experimental Design Rob Chen Richard Haslam Pat McCann
Thermodynamics Anthony Zhu Sam Weissman
4th Place Medals
Dynamic Planet Rob Chen Pat McCann
5th Place Medals
Disease Detectives Ashwini Shende Sam Weissman