NEWARK, NJ — The Livingston High School Science Olympiad team had a successful day at the regional tournament held at NJIT this month, placing first overall in the competition and taking home individual medals in nearly all of the events.

The team will compete in the state finals on Tuesday, March 13, at Middlesex County Community College, as well as an invitational tournament on Saturday, Feb. 10, at Princeton University.

“As advisors, we continue to be impressed by how dedicated, diligent, and innovative our Science Olympiad students are,” said Megan DeBlieck, one of the team’s advisors. “We are looking forward to participating in the State competition in March.”

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The following team members brought home medals in their events:

Jenny Zheng and Katherine Chen (1st Place, Towers);

Jenny Zheng and Katherine Chen (1st Place, Helicopter);

Eileen Deng and Eashan Bagia (1st Place, Write It/Do It);

Christie Hung, Selene Li and Jackie Chan (1st Place, Experimental Design);


Sunny Chen and Alisha Zhu (2nd Place, Disease Detectives);

Andy Jiang and Catherine Yu (2nd Place, Rocks and Minerals);


Isabella Tang and Katherine Chen (3rd Place, Astronomy);

Selene Li and Alisha Zhu (3rd Place, Ecology);


Caleb Chow, Sam Roy and Sally Weng (4th Place, Protein Modeling);


Carrie Li and Aditi Desai (5th Place, Anatomy and Physiology); and

Jenny Zheng and Eashan Bagia (5th Place, Mission Possible);


Other participating team members include Andrew Li, Gracie Zhang and Andy Weng.

Pictured above are: (front row) Jennifer Zheng, Carrie Li, Christie Hung, Eileen Deng, Catherine Yu, Selene Li, (middle row) Katherine Chen, Aditi Desai, Jackie Chan, Caleb Chow, Raymond Zhou, Max Chien, (back row) Andy Weng, Isabella Tang, Sally Weng, Alisha Zhu, Gracie Zhang, Andrew Li, Sam Roy, Eashan Bagia, Sunny Chen, Andy Jiang and Ian Bae.