So close….

So close!! The Bay Academy placed 3rd overall at the 34th Annual Science Olympiad State Competition this past weekend (out of 242 NY State middle schools). Yes, we were shooting for 2nd Place to earn a place on the National SciOly schedule, but it was not in the cards this year. But what was in the cards was that our phenomenal team took us further than we could have ever hoped for when we first began a little over 4 years ago. They placed in the top 10 in 15 out of the 23 events:

* 1st in Anatomy & Physiology and Heredity
* 2nd in Disease Detectives, Experimental Design & Herpetology
* 3rd in Circuit Lab, Density Lab and Potions and Poisons
* 4th in Mystery Architecture
* 6th in Road Scholar
* 7th in Boomilever and Game On
* 8th in Fossils
* 9th in Solar System and Water Quality
* WOW!!!!

I am so proud of each and every one of our Olympiads! They showed us what hard work and dedication produces. Yet sadly, many of them will be graduating this year and will move on to some of NY City’s most prestigious specialized high schools – Stuyvesant, Brooklyn Tech, Staten Island Tech, Bronx Science and other great schools! At the risk of repeating myself, I will be asking again, “Where will we ever get another team like this one?” Well, they are in our school, waiting to be discovered. And when we find them, we will guide and coach them into champs as well!

They say you can choose your friends, but you can’t choose your family. Not true. I feel both blessed and lucky to have brought more of you into our Bay Academy SciOly “family”. You are with us now and will always be with us as we move ahead in our pursuit of NATS 2020!! For without you, and our former champions, we would not be where we are today. Thank you all!

Love and Peace,
Dr. C
(NATS 2020!!!)

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