Science Olympiad Teams Win at Regional Tournament

Shipley’s Middle School and Upper School Science Olympiad teams participated in the Southeast Pennsylvania Science Olympiad Tournament at Bayard Rustin High School in West Chester, PA on Saturday, March 19.

After impressive performances, both teams qualified for the state tournament. The Upper School team finished eighth out of 29 teams while the Middle School team finished fourth, earning a spot at states for the first time. 

Congratulations to the following Upper School Science Olympiad students who earned medals in their respective categories:

First Place - Detector Building - Richard Liu
Second Place - Write It Do It - Emily Kucharczuk and Evan Buckley
Fourth Place - Remote Sensing - Bambi Tang and Richard Liu

Team members included Quinn O’Malley, Brett Mezrow, Hailey Li, Katherine Foulke, Doris Du, Madeline Day, Josh Cohen, Wilson Chen, and Max Ballas.

Congratulations to the following Middle School Science Olympiad students who earned a team record 15 top six finishes in their respective categories:

First Place - Crave the Wave - Ashley McCauley & Nick Mazzeo
First Place - Disease Detectives - Natalie Tran & Nina Letts
First Place - Mousetrap Vehicle - Henry Tornetta & Lily Pressman
First Place - Road Scholar - Rhys Makai & Alex Mazzeo
First Place - Sounds of Music - Nick & Ashley McCauley
Second Place - Storm the Castle - Lilla Tsvetkov & Lucas vanBinsbergen
Second Place - Meteorology - Alex Mazzeo & Nina Letts
Fourth Place - Green Generation - Lilla Tsvetkov & Rikki Teicher
Fourth Place - Anatomy & Physiology - Lilla Tsvetkov & Lucas vanBinsbergen
Fifth Place - Rocks and Minerals - Rohail Ahmad & Natalie Tran
Fifth Place - Electric Wright Stuff - Alex Mazzeo & Finn Buckley
Fifth Place - Experimental Design - Nina Letts, Natalie Tran, & Nick
Sixth Place - Bridge - Rikki Teicher & Ashley McCauley
Sixth Place - Ping Pong Parachute - Lily Pressman & Nina Letts
Sixth Place - Solar System - Alex Mazzeo & Lily Pressman

The Science Olympiad teams will compete next in the Pennsylvania State Tournament on April 30, held at Penn State Altoona.


The Shipley School is a private, coeducational day school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students, located in Bryn Mawr, PA. Through our commitment to educational excellence, we develop within each student a love of learning and a desire for compassionate participation in the world.