Moon High School wins annual Science Challenge at Penn State Beaver

Moon High School Team 1 won the 19th annual Penn State Beaver Science Challenge hosted by the campus Friday, April 11. Second place team was Quaker Valley High School Team 1, and the third place team was Moon High School Team 2.

Twenty-eight students from seven area high schools participated. The event was coordinated by Michael Hay, associate professor of chemistry at Beaver campus.

First-place team winners Rocco Maue and John Bal each received a $100 Beaver Valley Mall gift card. Their faculty adviser was Tracey Spinelli. Moon High School also received a $1,000 Penn State Beaver scholarship to be awarded to a Moon student planning to attend Beaver campus.

Second place team winners Andrew Warburton and Justin Green each received a $50 Beaver Valley Mall gift card. The faculty adviser was Patti Colangelo.

Third place team winners Alex Connor and Ryan Biggins each received a $25 Beaver Valley Mall gift card. The faculty adviser was Tracey Spinelli.

Participating high schools, students and faculty sponsors were:

Ambridge High School - Team 1 (Josh Shoup and Veronica Ammer)
Ambridge High School - Team 2 (Katie Stanley and Thomas Olexsovich)
Faculty adviser - Greg Foster

Blackhawk High School - Team 1 (Brianne Falkowski and Brianna Camp)
Blackhawk High School - Team 2 (Laura Fritz and Haley Schramm)
Faculty adviser - Kim Baker

Moon High School - Team 1 (Rocco Maue and John Bal)
Moon High School - Team 2 (Alex Connor and Ryan Biggins)
Faculty adviser - Tracey Spinelli

New Brighton High School - Team 1 (Mitchell Vukich and Brandon Wilson)
New Brighton High School - Team 2 (Katarina Whalen and Ian Fillinger)
Faculty adviser - Matt Stuber

Quaker Valley High School - Team 1 (Andrew Warburton and Justin Green)
Quaker Valley High School - Team 2 (Guillaume Shippee and Axel Gross)
Faculty adviser - Patti Colangelo

South Side High School - Team 1 (Evan Bilsky and Autumn Schultz)
South Side High School - Team 2 (Ashley Knoerdel and Katie Campbell)
Faculty adviser - Jennifer Satler

Western Beaver High School - Team 1 (Kashmir Sainiak and Joe Zadnik)
Western Beaver High School - Team 2 (Tessa Goehring and Taylor Carlin)
Faculty adviser - Becky Galat

For information about the Science Challenge, contact Hay at mth7@psu.edu or 724-773-3876.

Last Updated April 21, 2014