Smith MS team came in overall 3rd position. In this process we beat all regional schools in Metro Detroit once again including nationally ranked school Meads Mill MS from Northville.
This was first time Smith ever beat Meads Mill in any State championship ever, no other Troy Middle school has managed this feat ever in last 5 years.
While team narrowly missed chance to advance to nationals ( Only top 2 teams go ) - we did score best ever performance - including medal positions in 16 out of 24 events more than double of what we usually get at state level tournaments. By all standards this was Smith's best performance ever in Science Olympiad tournament.
Here are the team members who scored medals in events they represented :
State Competition Gold Medal winners
Experimental Design Ashna Atukuri, Deepti Agarwal, Parnika Ramini
Fossils Nushaba Hossain, Steven Li
Meteorology Jessica Mathew, Achyudt Venkat
Silver Medal winners
Anatomy Deepti Agarwal, Riya Dutta
Circuit Lab Anagha Nair, Pranav Rama
Bronze Medal Winners
Potions and Poisons Jessica Mathew, Fiona Samson
Road Scholar Achyudt Venkat, Ashna Atukuri
Solar System Achyudt Venkat, Anish Malpeddi
Water Quality Riya Dutta, Parnika Ramini
Disease Detectives Steven Li, Jessica Mathew
Dynamic Planet Parnika Ramini, Steven Li
Aerial Scramble Chirag Bhat, Rushir Teli
Heredity Anagha Nair, Ashna Atukuri
Crime Busters Riya Dutta, Jessica Mathew
Boomiliver Dervin Tian, Eredge Najam
Herpetology Dervin Tian, Anagha Nair
Students and their parents ( coaches ) worked tirelessly for last 6 months on their dream to make Smith team successful.
It is time to wrap up this wonderful effort with an applause and a big thank you to everyone who chipped in.
We wanted to thank you and school staff - especially Mrs Vente for all the help through out the year.