McCallie's Science Olympiad Team Wins First Place At Regional Tournament

Friday, February 22, 2013

McCallie School's Science Olympiad team captured first place Feb. 16 at the Tennessee Science Olympiad regional tournament. McCallie’s representatives earned first place in 13 of the 22 events entered and second place in seven. The accomplishment gives the squad a ticket to the state tournament April 6 at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. 

Competing at the regional event for McCallie were seniors Spencer Early and Tino Zhang; juniors Mason Hughes, Sanghwa Rhee, David Samuels, Steven Wang, Binwei Xu, Dhruv Yadav and Song Yang; sophomores Ibraham Aslam, Russell Hart, Michael Kim, Bohan Lu, Weimer Macuri-Espinoza and Hongrui Miao and freshman Thomas Luffman.

Faculty advisor is Neal Dexter. 

Five team members – Weimer Macuri-Espinoza, Sanghwa Rhee, David Samuels, Dhruv Yadav and senior Quinn Dexter – will compete Feb. 23 at the regional competition of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science’s National Science Bowl at Pellissippi State Community College in Friendsville, Tenn.


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