Middle and Upper School Science Olympiad Teams Earn Medals at Regional Tournament

Shipley's Middle and Upper School Science Olympiad Teams competed in the Pennsylvania Southeast Region Science Olympiad Tournament on March 8 at Penn State Abington. ⁠

Members of the Upper School team earned medals in three events:

3rd Place - Detector Building
Richard Liu ’25 and Emily Kucharczuk ’26
4th Place - Robot Tour
Richard Liu ’25 and Nick DeRosa ’25
4th Place - Wind Power
Natalie Tran ’26 and Ethan March ’28
The Upper School team placed 10th overall out of 33 schools. And a special shout-out goes to Middle School students Reagan Crothers, Josh Huh, Ethan March, and Bryce Rathman for stepping in to help out the Upper School teams. 

The Middle School team's impressive performance at the regional event yielded 13 Top Four finishes:

1st place – Experimental Design
Lily Pressman ’28, Anderson Knipe ’28, and Henry Tornetta ’28
1st place – Flight
Anderson Knipe ’28 and Sara Kourula ’29
1st place – Forestry
Cam Liggett ’28 and Henry Tornetta ’28
1st place – Optics
Ashton ’28 and Ava MacDermaid ’30
1st place – Road Scholar
Henry Tornetta ’28 and Eli Devon ’28
1st place – Roller Coaster
Ashton ’28 and Nicholas Masciantonio ’28
1st place – Wheeled Vehicle
Henry Tornetta ’28 and Sara Kourula ’29
3rd place – Air Trajectory
Anderson Knipe ’28 and Nicholas Masciantonio ’28
3rd place – Disease Detective
Cam Liggett ’28 and Mina Shahidi ’28
3rd place – Dynamic Planet
Lily Pressman ’28 and Olivia Lindsay ’30
3rd place – Ecology
Cam Liggett ’28 and Henry Tornetta ’28
4th place – Fossils
Lucy Ainsworth ’28 and Ashton ’28
4th place – Wind Power
Eli Devon ’28 and Izzy Johnson ’29
The full Middle School Science Olympiad team placed 3rd overall will advance to the State Tournament, held at Penn State Altoona in late April. 


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.