Cheshire Academy competes in statewide Science Olympiad

March 20, 2019

Cheshire Academy placed 14th out of 48 high schools at the Connecticut Science Olympiad on March 30 at UConn. It was the Academy’s best finish in the program’s six years.

“This really shows the growth of the program,” said science teacher Ray Cirmo, who oversees Cheshire Academy’s Science Olympiad team. “I’m so proud of our students’ hard work and dedication. They have been working since September. We’re hoping for a top 10 finish next year.”

Jinyuan Shi ’19 highlighted the strong effort with a second-place finish in the mousetrap vehicle competition. Fourth place finishers included Zach Fazzino ’20 and Zehao Jiang ’20 (Fermi questions), Xinrui Liang ’21 and Qianwei Tao ’21 (herpetology), and Lishan Li ’21 and Jiang (water quality). Jingyi Li ’20 and Ruwei Jiang ’19 came in fifth in the sounds of music event.

Other Science Olympiad team members were: Jane Golden ’21, Siyuan Guo ’22, Kavin Kathir ’22, Yutong Liu ’21, Yichen Ma ’19, Aditya Sinha ’22 and Zhejian Zhang ’20.