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March 6, 2013

Roxbury Science Olympiad team heading to states

The Daily Star

---- — The Roxbury Rockets Science Olympiad Team placed second over-all at the Capitol Area Regional Tournament held at the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School on Saturday. The Rockets will now move on to the finals to be held at Syracuse University on April 12 and 13. The Roxbury B-team finished in fifth place.

The following results were recorded:


Anatomy: fourth, Molly O’Brien and Jennifer Blunt

Boomilever: Gold, Caroline Davis and Nick Sprague

Crime Busters: fourth, Blunt and Gabrielle Martin

Disease Detectives: Bronze, Samantha Vickery and Christine Iannello

Dynamic Planet: Bronze, Beau O’Donnell and Isabel Battista

Endangered, Extinct and Exotic: Gold, Justina Jordan and Sprague 

Forestry: fifth, Sprague and Blunt 

Heredity: fourth, Devin Kuhn and Iannello

Meteorology: sixth, O’Donnell and Battista

Mousetrap Vehicle: Silver, Sprague and O’Donnell

Mystery Architecture: Gold, Sprague and Martin   

Reach for the Stars: fourth, Jordan and Battista

Road Scholar: sixth, O’Brien and Battista

Rocks and Minerals: Gold, O’Donnell and Battista

Shock Value: seventh, Jordan and Caroline Davis

Water Quality: Silver, Blunt and Martin

Write It/Do It: sixth, Vickery and Blunt


Anatomy: seventh, Savannah Boyle and Skyler Fullington   

Boomilever: Silver, Matt Accordino and Boyle   

Crime Busters: Morgan Sullivan and Fullington   

Disease Detectives: sixth, Nick Dorrance and Accordino   

Dynamic Planet: Cara Suess   

Endangered, Extinct and Exotic: Jessi-lyn Borfitz and Fullington   

Forestry: Borfitz and Fullington   

Heredity: Morgan Sullivan and Boyle   

Meteorology: Suess and Sullivan   

Mousetrap Vehicle: sixth, Borfitz and Dorrance   

Mystery Architecture, fourth, Dorrance   

Reach for the Stars: Suess   

Road Scholar: Suess and Sullivan   

Rocks and Minerals: Suess and Sullivan   

Shock Value: Accordino   

Water Quality: Dorrance

Write It /Do It: fifth, Dorrance and Sullivan   

The team will work to improve the 17 events from regionals and become proficient in an eight more events for states. The new will be Experimental Design, Food Science, Helicopters, Keep the Heat, Metric Mastery, Mission Possible, Rotor Egg Drop and Sounds of Music.   

The team is coached by Fred Zimmerman, Jamie Kellerhouse, Jessica Boyer, Al Vigna, Joan Kemp and Jason Stevenson. Volunteer assistant coaches are Paul Gossen, Robert Titus and Roger Hickey.