Sussex Technical High School sent two teams to the recent state Science Olympiad competition. Sixty teams competed, with nine from Sussex County. Sussex Tech came home with first- and second-place trophies in the county and 17th and 23rd places overall.
There were 24 events in the competition covering a variety of topics from basic scientific methods and problem solving to advanced engineering competitions, including robotics and aeronautics. Many events covered career and technical education subject areas such as criminal justice, environmental science and health professions.
Sussex Tech earned 10 medals in six events. This is the second time in the last decade that Sussex Tech has won first place in the county. Half of this year’s competing students will return next year and are already excited about advancing on this year’s success.
Those participating were in back (l-r) Chris Aiken, coach; Gabrielle Fazio, Lewes; James Forder, Seaford; Will Harris, Greenwood; Isaac Van Curen, Seaford; Emilie Fleuette, Millsboro; Dennis Redington, coach; and Jeffrey Clavette, Harbeson. In middle are Amanda Sava, Seaford; Erica Parkhurst, Milton; Danny Halloran, Milton; Chaz Gouert, Milton; Sam Seibert, Milford; and Amanda Kucharzyk, Lincoln. In front are Natalie Sava, Seaford; Megan Parkhurst, Milton; Bansri Patel, Seaford; Kate Schroeder, Bridgeville; Lacey Perdue, Millsboro; Lilith Elmore, Georgetown; Elyse Rubino, Georgetown; Nhu Do, Seaford; Lauren Shapley, Seaford; Emily Morris, Delmar; and Holly Schilling, Selbyville. Missing from photo are students Priyen Patel, Seaford; Abigail Davis, Lewes; and Albert Green, Millsboro.