The Pleasantville Middle School Science Olympiad team participated in a springtime Lower Hudson Regional Tournament. Competing against 30 teams throughout the region, the Pleasantville A Team ranked 1st overall. Across the 18 qualifying events, Pleasantville achieved 27 Top Ten finishes.
The 39 students who competed on March 4 were:
8th graders: Miikko Cascardo, Caitlin Chiong, Julian Giebelhaus, Prerna Gupta, Julian Jacinto, Siya Kapoor, Neave Traymore, Marco Schares Suarez, Carla Schober-Gonzalez, Yasmina Shouery, and James Vukelj
7th graders: Lexie Boyce, Alec Cochran, Aiden Crowder, Nick Davidson, Caydence Liu, Akshay Malhotra, Lea Nasr, Elias Neuman, Connor O’Brien, Ryan O’Malley, Cameron Pattinson, Nehla Sauthoff, Alex Sayed, Myla Silver, and Xander Tsilikoudis
6th graders: Aryan Bhat, Asher Dundas, Ean Freitas, Anton Gardner, Jordan Herst, Wyatt Marzec, Tanvir Matharu, Nihal Matharu, Thomas O’Brien, Praneeth Pothuganti, Dante Ramsey Lavoie, Colin Rhatigan, and Kellan White
The Science Olympiad program is coordinated by parent volunteers Lana Pattinson and Dr. Kristine Cochran, and PMS teachers Jake Sablosky and Leanne Benson. They all also coach a challenge (or two).
Also serving as coaches are Dr. Lisa Brown, Artie Carlucci, Dr. William Cochran, Katie Cusack, Dr. Bill Cusack, Dr. Scott Crowder, Yasmine Falk, Sonia Fujimori, Allyson Kwan, Dr. Christian Lavoie, Dr. J.D. Lewis, Dr. Gaurav Malhotra, John Marzec, Chloe O’Brien, Ross Pattinson, Mary Ellen Santare, Charyl Santiamo, Angela Sgobbo, Prashanth Suresh, and Jonathan White.
In addition, multiple students from PHS coach the team, including Dana Balin, Camilla Browand, Megan Chiong, Evan Cochran, Harshini Pothuganti, and Hanifa Thein.
For more information on Science Olympiad please contact Ms. Benson at PMS, BensonL@pleasantvilleschools.org.