Several JEHS students earn medals in Science Olympiad competitionThe Jordan-Elbridge Science Olympiad team competed at Lemoyne University in January, with several students earning medals.
The team – comprised of 15 students – competed in 23 events related to various scientific disciplines, including earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering.
A total of 37 schools from around the region competed.
Various JE students finished within the top 10 of their event, which earned them a medal. They include: Richard Raus, Sean Dristle and Joseph Hickey, who finished fifth in the protein modeling event; Katie Dristle and Emma Leiker, who placed ninth in anatomy and physiology; and new team members Rylie Platt and Keegan Delap, who placed ninth in ping pong parachute.
"This was a challenging year for the team because we had a lot of first time participants, but the team came together and gained valuable experience which I hope to carry into next year," said coach Travis Bruneau.