Middle School Science Olympiad Team Medals at State Tournament

Shipley’s Middle School Science Olympiad team, led by teachers John Harris and Sean Legnini ’07, earned an overall ninth-place finish at the Pennsylvania Science Olympiad State Tournament held at Penn State Altoona on April 30, 2022. 

Shipley students medaled in 12 of the 23 events. Congratulations to the following Middle School Science Olympiad students who earned top-ten finishes in their respective categories:

Third Place -  Write it Do it – Rohail Ahmad & Nick Mazzeo
Third Place - Crave the Wave – Ashley McCauley & Nick Mazzeo
Third Place -  Mousetrap Vehicle – Henry Tornetta & Lily Pressman
Fifth Place - Road Scholar – Rhys Makai & Alex Mazzeo
Fifth Place - Disease Detectives – Natalie Tran & Nina Letts
Sixth Place - Meteorology – Alex Mazzeo & Nina Letts
Seventh Place - Electric Wright Stuff – Alex Mazzeo & Finn Buckley
Seventh Place - Green Generation – Lilla Tsvetkov & Rikki Teicher
Eighth Place- Anatomy & Physiology – Lilla Tsvetkov & Lucas vanBinsbergen
Ninth Place - Sounds of Music – Ashley McCauley & Nick Mazzeo
Tenth Place - Codebusters – Henry, Natalie, & Oliver
Tenth Place - Storm the Castle – Lilla Tsvetkov & Lucas vanBinsbergen

Shipley’s Middle School Science Olympiad program, in its third year running fully operational, bested many programs with more than 25 years of experience. 

Upper School
Shipley’s US team finished 34th out of 36 teams at the state tournament. Congratulations to the following students:
Fourth Place - Green Generation - Bambi Tang and Max Ballas
Fifth Place - Remote Sensing - Bambi Tang and Richard Liu
Seventh Place - Detector Building - Hailey Li and Bambi Tang


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.