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Science Olympiad Places 6th

The Daniel Wright Science Olympiad team took 6th place at the recent national tournament where over 2,000 students competed. Four students took home national champion first place medals: Shivaani Sivaraman and Rhubyn Letuchy in the Bridge event, as well as Lucas Niu and Richard Xu in the Crime Busters event. The team consists of students in grades 6-8.

"The kids work very hard during the nine-month season to achieve the goal of representing Illinois at the national level. We were met with many different kinds of challenges all season, especially with COVID illnesses, and each time the students stepped up to do their part to maintain momentum toward nationals. I'm especially proud of our two national championship titles won for individual events," said Lisa Solesky, who coaches the team with Eric Rexer along with the assistance of parent volunteer coaches.

The Daniel Wright Junior High School Science Olympiad Team brought home their 11th consecutive state title on April 23, and a bid to the Nationals tournament in May.  Overall event medals included one 4th place, three 3rd place, four 2nd place, and thirteen 1st place.  In trial events the team earned one 2nd place and three 1st place medals.   

Team representatives include: Varad Bhave, Abhijyot Chadha, Ian Chung, Wesley Deheck, Melody Fang, Om Ghosh, Alexander Gou, Adrian Gualdron, Andrea Gualdron, Jonathan He, Angela Ho, Ananya Iyer, Advay Kalore, Rhubyn Letuchy, Wenhan Li, Kenneth Lin, Ritwik Nimmagadda, Lucas Niu, Asket Porwal, Nikhilan RathinaKumar, Ekaansh Ravuri, Ashra Roshy, Anusha Saraf, Sanjay Senthilnathan, Avyukt Singh, Shivaani Sivaraman, Ani Srinivasan, Henry Tang, SriMedha Veerathu, Richard Xu, Royce Zhang, and Ryan Zhang.