BC Science Olympiad team excels at NYS competition

BCHS Science Olympiad Team
BCHS Science Olympiad Team
science olympiad captains and coach pose with plaque
BCHS Science Olympiad coach and captains. From L to R: Mr. Mowry, Justin Dong, Jonah Eng, Xiangwan (Sunny) Sun, Anthony Han.

A team of 15 students from Bethlehem Central High School finished ninth in the New York State Science Olympiad Tournament in their best performance yet!

These students competed against 67 other high-ranked teams from across New York State in STEM areas such as astronomy, biology, chemistry, engineering, and mathematics in an event-based competition. The Bethlehem team was the top finisher from any school north of New York City.

This year’s tournament which was held virtually took place in April. The team received its awards just before school wrapped up in June. Several students turned in medal-winning performances at this year’s competition in the following categories:  

Chemistry Lab – 2nd place

  • Jonah Eng
  • Anthony Han

Circuit Lab – 8th place

  • Anthony Han
  • Xiangwan (Sunny) Sun

Codebusters – 10th place

  • Charlie He
  • Gordon Su
  • Ela Yucel

Designer Genes – 6th place

  • Lindsay Pierce
  • Xiangwan (Sunny) Sun

Forensics – 4th place

  • Jonah Eng
  • Gordon Su

Water Quality – 4th place

  • Michael Xie
  • Tao Xie

Other team members

  • Justin Dong
  • Eva Ho
  • Fay Hu
  • Archi Kancha
  • Abby Nautel
  • Norina Zhang

Congratulations to our Science Olympiad team, the team’s co-captains Justin Dong, Jonah Eng, Anthony Han, and Xiangwan (Sunny) Sun as well as coach and BCHS science teacher Shawn Mowry.

Students who are interested in learning more about Science Olympiad can fill out an interest form or contact team advisor Mr. Mowry at smowry@bethlehemschools.org.