Carmel Valley Middle School shines at Science Olympiad

Carmel Valley Middle School participated in the San Diego Regional Science Olympiad at Rancho Bernardo High School on Feb. 6. This was the school’s largest contingent ever with six teams of 15 students each.

Coached by parent volunteers from the community, Carmel Valley’s six teams had an outstanding overall performance, with three of its six teams finishing in the top 10. CVMS’s second-place finish as a school qualifies the team for the state competition in April. In all, more than 1,000 students on 74 teams from 23 middle schools participated.

The following students won individual awards at the competition.

First-place medal winners: Grace Chen (two), Kelsey Chen (two), Anmol Dhaliwal, Jeffrey Gao, Paolo Gentili, Apoorva Mylavarapu, Oliver Ren, Khoa Vu and Catherine Wu.

Second-place medal winners: Brianna Birk, Sarah Brown, Jerry Jin, Dan Kim, Anita Kulkarni, Tevin Li, Anagha Srirangam and Alice Xie.

Third-place medal winners: Stephen Ai, Ashu Bhadada, Selena Chen, Zachary Cheung, Paolo Gentili (two), Stephanie Guo, Jerry Jin, Richard Ju, Alexander Kabalnov, Dan Kim (two), Anita Kulkarni, Ashley Lee, Matthew Ma, Vincent Ma, Achinthya Soordelu, Anagha Srirangam and Seojin Yoon.