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Silver in Alabama State Science Olympiad!

Congratulations to ASFA’s high school Science Olympiad team for winning second place in the Alabama State Science Olympiad tournament this past weekend at Auburn University. Only four points separated the team from the winning team.

Team members of the State squad consisted of Zoya Aleezada, Abhai Anand, Becker Barghothi, Monisha Bommu, Sanjana Chada, Nicholas Godwin, Sophia Guo, Asterion Lee-Irwin, Cynthia Liu, Eli Mrug, Deepak Sathishkumar, Prisha Sharma, Steven Tran, Rishi Yellamraju, Daniel Zhao. Alternates were Ananya Mohanraj and McNair Shah.

Asterion Lee-Irwin and Daniel Zhao medaled in all their events. Daniel Zhao even pulled a Bronze medal filling in last minute on Detector Building with a quick Physics refresher from Dr. Uhoya. 

Individual medalists:

Nicholas Godwin and Rishi Yellamraju – Bronze – Astronomy

Cynthia Liu and Daniel ZhaoGold – Bridge

Sophia Guo and Daniel Zhao – Silver – Cell Biology

Monisha Bommu and Eli Mrug – Silver – Chemistry Lab

Becker Barghothi, Asterion Lee-Irwin, Eli Mrug – Bronze – Codebusters

Asterion Lee-Irwin, Daniel Zhao – Bronze - Detector Building

Abhai Anand, Becker Barghothi, Prisha Sharma – Bronze – Experimental Design

Nicholas Godwin and Deepak Sathishkumar – Bronze – Forensics

Steven Tran and Daniel ZhaoGold – Green Generation

Abhai Anand and Cynthia LiuGold – It’s About Time

Eli Mrug and Rishi YellamrajuGold – Remote Sensing

Monisha Bommu and Deepak Sathishkumar – Silver – Trajectory

Cynthia Liu and Rishi Yellamraju – Silver – Wifi Lab

Steven Tran and Daniel Zhao – Silver – Write It – Do It