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LMS Science Olympiad Team Blinded State Finals with Science

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The Ladue Middle School’s Science Olympiad team has proved once more that they know their stuff! The team took first place at the state finals in Fulton, Missouri, last Saturday, with a commanding lead over the second place team, Pembroke Hill from Kansas City.

Of the top teams around the state, 32 were present, and the LMS team made the top five in 20 of 22 events! The team will move on to the national finals at the University of Wisconsin-Stout during the last week of school. This will be the team’s 22nd appearance at the national finals in the last 24 years!

“The students were not only fierce competitors but also exemplary examples of what good sportsmanship looks like,” coach Martin Long said. “The number of hours they spend outside of the school day preparing for their events is inspiring.”

Congratulations to these young scholars on their continued achievements:

Fayzan Ali (8)
John Cramblitt (6)
Jason Ding (7)
Domenic Fenoglio (6)
Gavin Giuliani (8)
Nevan Giuliani (9)
Akshay Govindan (9)
Grace Hu (7)
Kevin Jiang (9)
Stephen Jiang (7)
Akhil Kondepudi (9)
Shriya Koneru (7)
Shelei Pan (8)
William Pan (7)
Raj Paul (9)
Katie Shaw (8)
Cindy Wang (8)
Christopher Ye (8)
Xander Ye (7)
Eric Yin (7)
Lucy Yue (7)
Anna Zhong (8)

And thank you to the coaches and judges who have taken the time to work with these students! Those designated with an asterix (*) gave up their Saturday to help chaperone or judge at the state competition:

Christine Allen
Donna Bancroft*
Mark Biernbaum*
Emily Chu (alum)*
Michael Clay
Reva Davis (retired staff)*
Melody Frese
Megan Grossbauer
Kelly Hake
Laurie Lambie
Hugh McMonigle*
Kathy Murphy*
Debbie O’Hara
Rachel Renna
Jody Rozbicki
Roy White (volunteer)