New Trier’s Science Olympiad Team places first at State, earns bid to Nationals


The New Trier High School Science Olympiad Team is headed to Nationals after placing first among 50 high school teams at the State competition on April 29.

After earning 92 points, New Trier received the state champion title and a bid to Nationals on May 20 at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.

The team competed in 28 events and won nine first-place medals, two second-place medals, one third-place medal, four fourth-place medals and two fifth-place medals. The competition was held at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Varsity team members include: Yamenah Ambreen, Jason Brickman, Faith Chen, Joseph Farina, Max Fleischer, Angela Lee, Brandon Lee, Jason Lee, Seoho Lee, Ilana Nazari, Asher Noel, Tommy Okun, Edward Seol, Jason Yang and Chelsea Ye.

Competing in trial events were: juniors Bibi Belknap-Fernandez and Allie Caldwell and sophomores Nikolina Milic, Penelope Tir, Samantha Fountain, Yetong Li, Jibriel Saqibuddin and Robert Kukowski.

The Science Olympiad coaches are Kate Ferraro, Tony Harper, Alex Howe, Chris Klimkiewicz, Harold Slav and Stephanie Valerio.

Full state results can be viewed at .