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BPSD Students Earn Eight Awards At Science Olympiad

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Bethel Park High School and Independence Middle School students earned eight awards at the Southwest Regional Science Olympiad at California University of Pennsylvania.

This competition had students competing as teams in 23 different events that tested their knowledge in all areas of science, problem solving, engineering and design.

Earning a Second Place Award in the Helicopters Event were junior Dillon Pusateri and freshman Logan Huwe.

Senior Emily Cowser and junior Evan Aronhalt earned a Third Place Award in the Chemistry Lab Event, and freshmen Sarah Gilliam and Sarah Long earned a Third Place in the Write It Do It Event.

Earning Fourth Place awards were juniors Max McKitrick, Dillon Pusateri and Joseph Wright in the Experimental Design Event; Max McKitrick and Dillon Pusateri in the Invasive Species Event; Evan Aronhalt and Emily Cowser in the Robot Arm Event and the Tower Building Event; and seventh graders Demetri Fekos and Alex Markunas in the Optics Event.

The students were prepared for this competition by Bethel Park High School Science Teacher Barbara Eisel and Independence Middle School Science Teacher Jennifer Evans.