Just a few short weeks after making a name for The Bay Academy at the Bayard Rustin PA Science Olympiad Invy, our boys and girls returned yesterday to take on the top ranked National-standing Pennsylvania Science Olympiad teams and to prove that Bay Academy is no “flash in the PA pan”! As the only NY school in attendance, The Bay Academy placed 4th OVERALL out of over 40 other schools and took home so many medals that our boys and girls were being called back to receive more medals before they even got back to their seats. They were AWESOME!! So many new 6th GRADERS winning. So very rewarding to see all their hard work validated by their great achievements. A special thanks to Mr. Davis, Mr. Lilly, Ms. Bourbackis and Ms. Defreitas for coaching and chaperoning this event and a special thanks to our building coach, Mr. Arkady Kheyfets. A very special thank you to our “returning veterans” Aleks, Anna, Aribah, Allison, Nicole, and Renata for your participation and guidance of our NexGen SciOly Nerds and Geeks! Without all of you, this would not have been possible. But this is no time to rest on our laurels patting ourselves on the back. Our next challenge is in 6 DAYS at the Islip Seawolves Invy where we will be up against our stiffest NY – and Nationals winning – competitors. So let’s hit the books, the chemicals, the builds… whatever it takes to repeat yesterday’s great success! Congratulations to The Bay Academy SciOly team!