Students from Grover Cleveland High School in Ridgewood hosted more than 20 high schools from around the city on Feb. 4 in the regionals of the annual Science Olympiad each seeking the chance to compete in the State Olympiad in March.
The Science Olympiad is made up of the Regionals and the state and national competitions.
The New York City regionals are especially competitive and prestigious.
Schools such as Stuyvesant, Townsend Harris, John Bowne, Archbishop Molloy, New Utrecht, Bronx Science, Saint Francis Prep, Dalton School, Collegiate, and Brooklyn Tech were among the competitors.
Grover Cleveland has hosted the event for the last eight years, and this year won medals in three subject areas.
Cleveland students took first- and sixth-place medals in Rocks and Minerals; first place in Astronomy, and second place in Tower Building. In those events Cleveland finished ahead of their peers in specialized science high schools like Stuyvesant, Townsend Harris, and Bronx Science.
The coordinators for the NYC Regionals are Tom Sangiorgi, the Science Olympiad coordinator at Townsend Harris, and John Pritchard, assistant principal of Science at Grover Cleveland. The project coordinator and coach at Grover Cleveland is Krishna Mahabir. The assistant coach is Lloyd Kiefer.