From Herpetology to Hovercraft, Science Olympiads Test Their Knowledge at Harvard Invitational

Fifteen members of the Hotchkiss Science Olympiad team were Cantabrigians for the day on Jan. 28 when they participated in the inaugural Harvard University Science Olympiad Invitational in Cambridge, MA. Club heads Christine Deng '18, Amanda Kang '18, and Natalie Yang '18 led the group of Hotchkiss Olympians who participated in all 23 events ranging from Herpetology to Hovercraft. Natalie Yang '18 and Harry Li '20 earned first-place honors in Forensics, helping the team to the number 10 spot out of 34 teams that came from schools in the greater Boston area and from independent schools, including Milton Academy and Phillips Andover. Natalie Yang '18 also brought Hotchkiss a first-place finish in last year's Connecticut state competition for Experimental Design, working with teammates Amanda Kang '18 and last year's co-head Elaine Chen '17. At the Harvard, the Hotchkiss team welcomed a surprise visit from alumnus Tony Zhang '15, who is currently a student at MIT. Zhang was a former Hotchkiss Science Olympiad multi-time event winner in Chemistry and Circuits.