Long Beach High School students are soaring in science this year. For the first time since 2003, a team represented the building in the Science Olympiad Nassau West Regional Competition and won two medals, falling just one point short of a third. The competition presented a variety of questions that assessed students’ problem-solving skills and knowledge of content.
The group, which was initiated by student Daniel O’Connor, also included Samuel Adler, Samantha Breen, Brendan Hellman, Matthew O’Connor, Freddy Ramon and Isadora Turbek. They participated in 10 out of 15 events and placed 25th overall out of 40 teams. Daniel and Brendan represented Long Beach in specific Circuits and Machines categories and placed in the top 10. Students also scored well in the event’s Designer Genes, Ornithology and Fossils categories.