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Science Olympiad begins competition season with strong results

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Olin Nafziger
On Dec. 2, the Science Olympiad teams competed at the Harlem High School Invitational in Rockford. The varsity team placed second and the junior varsity team placed seventh.

The Science Olympiad teams started the competition season off strong at the Harlem High School Invitational in Rockford, where the varsity team placed second and the junior varsity team placed seventh on Dec. 2.

Maxine Hurst, junior captain, said she was very proud of the team’s results.

“Almost everybody placed and got medals in the competition, which is always something that we always like to see,” Maxine said. “We were going up against some pretty tough teams, so we definitely held our own. I’m feeling really optimistic about how we’re going to grow and move forward for the rest of the season.”

Despite struggles with transportation, the teams were able to make it to the competition in time for their events.

“We arrived around 30 minutes after the first event started, which wasn’t ideal, but we managed to recover,” Maxine said. “I think the results are a really good omen for the rest of the season. This is my third year, and this is probably the most confident I have been.”

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Kabir Joshi
Kabir Joshi, Assistant Editor
Kabir Joshi is a member of the Class of 2026 and is an assistant editor. As a ninth grader, he joined the U-High Midway during the 2022-23 school year. His favorite story that he has written is "Movie differentiates itself from others." Outside of the Midway, he runs cross country and loves spending time with his dog. Awards: 2023 Journalism Education Association National Student Media Contests, San Francisco convention: Excellent, review writing
Mia Lipson
Mia Lipson, News Editor
Mia Lipson is a member of the Class of 2025 and serves as news editor. She began journalism in the 2021-22 school year as a ninth grader and previously served as an assistant editor. Her favorite story she has written is a profile on retiring P.E. teacher Terri Greene. Outside of journalism, she enjoys running, writing and reading any history book she can find. Awards: 2024 Scholastic Press Association of Chicago, staff editorial: superior 2023 Journalism Education Association National Student Media Contests, San Francisco convention: Superior, editorial writing
Olin Nafziger
Olin Nafziger, Photographer
Olin Nafziger is a beginning photojournalist and a member of the Class of 2025. His favorite part of photojournalism is taking pictures of school activities and sports, and his favorite sport to photograph is golf. Outside of class, Olin enjoys biking, watching TV and participating in various school clubs. Awards: 2023 Association of Texas Photography Instructors Fall Contest, sports reaction, third place 2023 Association of Texas Photography Instructors Fall Contest, still life, honorable mention

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