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West High Scientists Successful at the DISCO

On Saturday, February 27, the West High Science Olympiad team went to the Disco! Or The Davis Invitational. There were 20 West High kids who gave up their Saturday morning to compete in a variety of science topics, and many left as big winners. Congratulations to these hard-working kids! A special shout out to Crystal King, the team advisor, as well as Janae Hunt and Megan Behles, who proctored events on a Saturday. And to Hilary Thirlwell for providing her infinite Biology knowledge for our team.

Anatomy 1st- Clara Tandar and Chris Li, 3rd Jasmina Frederico and Dora Meiwes, 3rd San Luong (Jr high division)
Astronomy 2nd Kha Luong and Calvin Stevenson
Circuit Lab 3rd Alicia Zhang and Riya Soneji
Codebusters 3rd Kha Luong and Calvin Stevenson
Designer Genes 1st Tim Liang and Zhongyao Zhang, 3rd Kha Luong and Brooklyn Wheeler
Disease Detectives 1st- Clara Tandar and Chris Li, 3rd Jasmina Frederico and Dora
Dynamic Planet 3rd Peri Harward and Linzey Gill
Experimental Design 1st- Clara Tandar, Chris Li, and Alicia Zhang
Forensics 2nd Chris Li
Fossils 1st Tim Liang and Zhongyao Zhang
Geologic Mapping 1st Sydney Koutrouba and Brooklyn Wheeler
Gravity Vehicle 1st Tim Liang and Zhongyao Zhang
Ornithology 1st Ting Ting Li and Chloe Raymond
Protein Modeling 1st Sydney Koutrouba and Dora Meiwes
Road Scholar 3rd San Luong
Water Quality 2nd Doruk Toydemir and Linzey Gill
Write It / Do It 2nd Tim Liang and Zhongyao Zhang

That is a lot of 1st place finishes! The team’s next competition is State on March 20.