The Science Olympiad team celebrated its 20th year with an impressive performance at the state tournament on Saturday, April 28. The Wildcats finished as the top private school in Ohio, placing eighth overall.
The team has devoted countless hours building and studying since October to prepare for six invitational tournaments, the regional tournament and States. Congratulations and thanks to coaches Tom Bogen, Guy Savastano and Chris McGinness '02 for their time and expertise throughout the season.
The Ohio State Science Olympiad Tournament is considered one of the toughest in the country. Teams from Mason and Solon high schools finished first and second; both qualified for the national championships and are among the favorites to win.
Here is how the team placed in individual events:
Disease Detectives - 6th Place: Matt Borden ’18 and Jacob Leksan ‘18
Dynamic Planet - 5th Place
: Danny Mullen ’20 and Steve Harmat ‘20
Herpetology - 5th Place: Sam Pike ’19 and Anthony Bogar ‘19
Microbe Mission - 5th Place
: Anthony Bogar ’19 and Isaac Smith ‘18
Mission Possible - 5th Place: Caleb Palagyi ’18 and Robert Pafford ‘20
Optics - 5th Place
: Matt Borden ’18 and Danny Mullen ‘20
Remote Sensing - 6th Place: Matt Borden ’18 and Caleb Palagyi ’18
Rocks and Minerals - 6th Place
: Matt Borden ’18 and Isaac Smith ’18
Density (Trial Event) - 6th Place: Isaac Smith ’18 and Jacob Leksan ’18
Detector Building (Trial Event) - 3rd Place: Robert Pafford ’20 and Nick Ragone ‘21
Congratulations to these young scientists and their coaches/teachers for their hard work, great achievements and for representing Saint Ignatius so well!