South High School wins Science Olympiad. (Contributed photo)

South High Wins 2024 Yale University Science Olympiad

A team from South High School won first place at the 2024 Yale University Science Olympiad on Feb. 10. Fifty-seven high school teams from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Massachusetts traveled to the Yale campus to participate in the event, which featured 23 challenges in various science disciplines. The South High team placed in the top five for 17 out of 23 challenges, including first place in the Astronomy, Experimental Design, Flight, Geologic Mapping, Microbe Mission, Robot Tour, and Tower challenges.

South High’s winning team members are Bryan Cheng, Luke Huang, Alice Kim, Brandon Kim, Caden Li, Yida (Aiden) Pan, Lauren Siong Sin, Allen Vee, Erin Wong, Andy Wu, Maggie Wu, Taisheng (Tyson) Wu, Joyce Xu, Jixuan Zhang, and Laura Zhang. South High Science Olympiad faculty advisors are science teachers Nicole Spinelli and Dr. James Truglio.

—Submitted by the Great Neck Public School District

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