The Clague Cougars Scioly Team placed second at the Michigan State Science Olympiad Tournament, earning a place among the top 120 Science Olympiad teams in the country. They will compete at the 39th Annual Science Olympiad National Tournament at Wichita State University on May 19-20.
Clague had a 17-member team, with 15 members competing in 23 events, and alternates participating in a trial event called Solar Power under the supervision of their coach Xiogan Liang.
The Clague Middle School Scioly State Team roster consists of Sounak Debnath; Angad Pal; Rajonya Dey; Anika Raman; Kanishka Gupta; Aarav Tirumali; Thisali Bandaranayake; Lakshya Jaiganesh; Victor Tarca; Michelle Zhang; Srishti Jadhav; Jhanvi Giddu; Paavani Tewari; Sahan Ihalaranaweera; Claire Svoboda; Jerry Zuo (alternate); Edwin Liang (alternate).
The team’s overall rank and medal tally are listed below.
Clague Middle School scioly Michigan state competition overall rank: 2nd
|Solar System||1st||Sounak Debnath, Jhanvi Giddu||Samiran Muli, Vanya Krishna|
|Sounds of music||1st||Victor Tarca, Angad Pal||Adi Tarca, Diana Lungu|
|Crave the wave||2nd||Sounak Debnath, Michelle Zhang||Akshar Cowlagi, Bikash Debnath|
|Can’t judge a powder||2nd||Thisali Bandaranayake, Rajonya Dey||Anita Gaenko, Kashvi Rai, Zhu Li, Ajitha Devarajan|
|Meteorology||2nd||Paavani Tewari, Kanishka Gupta||Kapil Gupta, Savitha Bandaranayake|
|Rocks and Minerals||2nd||Rajonya Dey, Jhanvi Giddu||Poulami Dey|
|Solar Power(Trial)||2nd||Edwin Liang, Jerry Zuo||Xiaogan Liang, Zhu Li, Yani Qian|
|Bio Process Lab||3rd||Sounak Debnath, Victor Tarca||Soma Samanta|
|Code Busters||3rd||Paavai Tewari, Rajonya Dey, Lakshya Jaiganesh||Ambuj Tewari, Anirudh Venkat|
|Crime Busters||3rd||Sahan Ihalaranaweera, Thisali Bandaranayake||Stella Wisidagama, Kashvi Rai|
|Flight||3rd||Aarav Tirumali, Sounak Debnath||Xiaogan Liang|
|Bridge||4th||Claire Svoboda, Jhanvi Giddu||Hemath Tavane, Banu Tavane|
|Forestry||4th||Rajonya Dey, Jhanvi Giddu||Marguerite Dillard, Kavitha Prasad, Chithra Subramani|
|Green generation||4th||Thisali Bandaranayake, Anika Raman||Shikha Marwah|
|Anatomy & Physiology||5th||Lakshya Jaiganesh, Srishti Jadhav||Dhruva Gopalakrishnan, Aditi Gopalakrishnan|
|Experimental Design||5th||Paavani Tewari, Kanishka Gupta, Angad Pal||Narayani Anand|
|Storm the castle||6th||Victor Tarca, Kanishka Gupta||Haoyu Gu, Adi Tarca|
|Disease detectives||6th||Aarav Tirumali, Michelle Zhang||Smitha Mohan, Lu Wang|
|Roller Coaster||9th||Sahan Ihalaranaweera, Lakshya Jaiganesh||Prasad Ihalaranaweera, Jai Velan|
|Wheeled Vehicle||10th||Claire Svoboda, Sahan Ihalaranaweera||Rob Svoboda|
|Road Scholar||12th||Anika Raman, Kanishka Gupta||Varshini Kashyap|
|Fast Facts||13th||Paavani Tewari, Anika Raman||Aditi Gopalakrishnan, Ragini Vittal|
|Dynamic Planet||14th||Aarav Tirumali, Sahan Ihalaranaweera||Smitha Mohan, Anita Gaenko, Akshar Cowlagi|
|Write It Do It||26th||Aarav Tirumali, Srishti Jadhav||Jashn Grewal, Puja Grewal, Smitha Mohan, Rishi Tirumali|
“As evident from the list of coaching volunteers this tremendous achievement has been fuelled by the active participation of our team of parent volunteers,” said Head Coach Kapil Gupta. “The hard work of our students is the key recipe and our dedicated team of parents and high school volunteers is the secret sauce that truly brings out the flavor of success. The team’s achievements this season serve to demonstrate the old adage ‘It takes a village…’ It truly does, and we stand to show how much we can achieve as a team.”
Gupta also wants to thank volunteers Tanay Panja (Sounds of Music), Kashvi Rai (Storm the Castle), and Peng Zhang (Crave the Wave).