The Bishop’s School had a successful appearance at the San Diego Regional Science Olympiad tournament at the University of San Diego on March 16.
Science Olympiad is one of the premier science competitions in the nation, providing rigorous, standards-based challenges to nearly 8,000 teams in all 50 states. It hosts 450 tournaments annually that showcase innovative science, technology, engineering and math.
Thirty schools and 70 teams of students participated in the San Diego Division C regional tournament. The teams competed in events covering biology, astronomy, coding, physics, math, engineering, robotics, chemistry, genetics, and more.
Organized by juniors Mia Shiue and Shaylee Xie, the two Bishop’s teams - Bishop’s Newton and Bishop’s Darwin - won several awards in different events. Ashwin Baluja ‘21, Ashley Zolfaghari ‘20 and Tommy Sottosanti ’20 placed second in experimental design; juniors Meredith Hunter and Jamie Xiao finished ninth in protein modeling; and Nicole Ellsworth ’21 was 10th in astronomy. In addition, Tommy and Ki Greene ’20 earned 20th place in codebusters, and Sabrina Fogel ‘20 placed 20th for boomilever.
Not bad for the first Bishop’s Science Olympiad competition! The team is excited with this year’s results, and hopes to gain new members next year and succeed in even more events!
The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for students in grades six through twelve who live throughout San Diego County. Founded in 1909, the School is affiliated with the Episcopal church.