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Gidley Science Olympiad Team Qualified to Participate in State Competition

by Michele Earle

Shown here is the Gidley team: (not in order of appearance) Jenny Truong, Michael Ojeda, Angel Ni, Daniel Ng, Sarah Fong, Linda Nguyen, Shirley Mach, Dannie Ma, Michelle Luu, Michael Lau, Charles Ho, Sebastian Franco, Giovani Chino, Katherine Cheng and Justin Tam, not pictured.

by Michele Earle

The Gidley Science Olympiad Team placed fifth in the Annual Los Angeles County Regional Science Olympiad competition which qualifies them to participate in the upcoming State Olympiad Competition.

The team won 8 medals in a variety of events including Sounds of Music (a 1st place), Rocks and Minerals, Experimental Design, Water Quality, Boomilever, Mission Impossible, and Mousetrap Vehicle.

The team is coached by Pamela Dominguez, Gidlely science teacher; Marilyn Coffin, retired science teacher; and Joe Phipps, retired engineer.

There were 36 middle school teams competing at this regional competition.  There were a total of 23 events in which teams participated.  This is the largest regional science Olympiad competition in the nation.  There were a total of 139 teams including elementary, middle, and high school students.

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