Maranatha Students Participate in 2020 Regional Science Olympiad

Published : Friday, February 14, 2020 | 3:25 PM

(Standing – L to R): Joshua Kim, Abel Wang, Ian Cho, Timothy Chen, Sean Tang, Peter Otoshi, Tiger Pan, Jerry Zhang, Victor Wu, Zachary Kriebs, Isaac Lee, Joshua Li, Remus Tang, James Wang, Jordan Miao, Daniel Wu, John Zhang, Mr. Dan Newkirk, David Wang, Victor Qiao, and Mr. Jacky Chen. (Kneeling – L to R): Dorothy Chen, Samantha Wu, Jasmine Purnomo, Sara Wu, Mrs. Sunny Chen, and Hans Xing

Maranatha High School’s Science Club formed two teams to participate in the Regional Los Angeles County Science Olympiad on Saturday, February 1. Twenty-five student-members of the Science Olympiad participated alongside 37 other schools competing in each event.

Students of Maranatha’s Science Olympiad teams received medals in three events:

1. Chemistry Lab (4th place) by Samantha Wu ‘20 and James Wang ‘23
2. Sounds of Music (4th place) by Sara Wu ‘20 and Samantha Wu
3. Circuit Lab (5th place) by Hans Xing ‘21 and Abel Wang ‘20

The Los Angeles County Science Olympiad is a regional competition held between teams of students representing elementary, middle, and high schools. Winning teams advance to the Southern California Science Olympiad, and success at the state level leads to the annual National Science Olympiad. The Science Olympiad is an international, non-profit organization devoted to improving the quality of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education, increasing student interest in science, and providing recognition for outstanding achievement in science education by both students and teachers. The Science Olympiad tournaments are rigorous, academic, interscholastic competitions that consist of a series of individual and team events which students prepare for during the year.

Maranatha’s Science Olympiad teams were coached by Science Chair Dan Newkirk, and organized by Dr. Shouhua Huang of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and Maranatha parent volunteers Jacky Chen, Sunny Chen, and Donna Otoshi.

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