By Kelly Vohland, Science Olympiad Coach and Lower School Science Teacher
We would like to congratulate the 84 Emerson students who participated in this year’s Washtenaw Elementary Science Olympiad, which was held on Saturday, May 10th, at Pioneer High School. With 26 schools and 1600 students participating, our grade 2-5 students represented Emerson so well—we are very proud of their participation and achievements!
Congratulations to our terrific Science Olympians:
Nikash Bhagat, Andrew Theisen, Simran Kheterpal, Addison Kim, Andy Zhang, Parini Rao, Abby Lee, Micah Jacobson, Lucas Caswell, Adelyn Boucher, Chiara Bichakjian, Audrey Weizer, Alex Nakashima, Jonah Lee, Elena Sweeney, Lily Kubisiak, Ava Hueng, Caleb Lee, Michael Mychaliska, Michelle Mobius, Dylan Carvette, Jay Vijan, Maya Mustata, Veda Diptiman, Mark Labovitz, Lance Caswell, Diego Del Rio, Yasmine Chugh, Kira Saporsky, Marin Heusel, Ariana Aalto, Asha Owens, Ian Lewis, Fee Tewodros, Katarina Bauer, Anshi Pacha, Jack Hauptman, Phillip Crumm, Ryan Wang, Alexander Bauer, Simon Spoor, Arvid Jonsson, Gabby Taichman, Mert Oral, Kidus Tewodros, Luca Bichakjian, Julian Toogood, Olivia Goosman, Kenichi Lobbezoo, Daniel Zhang, Trevor Finnegan, Erik Johnson, Cameron Capers, Finn Klein, Zoe Beekman, Pru Toschlog-Green, Robert Yang, Adam Boucher, Andrew Ma, Jerry Cao, Jack Bruienne, Tushar Chaudhary, Charlotte Hauptman, Arnav Brahmasandra, Arjun Purohit, Thacher Groe, Hannah Halberstam, Kajal Patel, Nikhil Gunaratnam, Heather Kelly, Steven Theisen, Jamison Brown, Leif Ferguson, Esme’ Cohen, Supriya Macha, Zach Halberstam, Shailen Chugh, Jonathan Aalto, Kieran Hueng, Danielle Stevanus, Ben Colis, Zach Kubisiak, Josh Moss, Luka Hecht
Emerson placed in twenty-one events this year:
- Gr. 2 Feathered Friends (Adelyn & Chiara)
- Gr. 2 Pasta Bridges (Micah & Lucas)
- Gr. 2 Puff Mobiles (Simran & Addison)
- Gr. 2 Disease Detectives (Nikash & Andrew)
- Gr. 3 Feathered Friends (Anshi & Katarina)
- Gr. 3 In Bloom (Asha & Ariana)
- Gr. 3 What Went By (Marin & Yasmine)
- Gr. 3 Disease Detectives (Lily & Elena)
- Gr. 3 Pentathlon (Alex, Jay, Anshi, Yasmine, Fee, & Dylan)
- Gr. 3 Pasta Bridges (Jonah & Lance)
- Gr. 3 Estimania (Kira, Maya, & Jonah)
- Gr. 3 Straw Tower (Diego & Ava)
- Gr. 3 Aerodynamics (Caleb & Michael)
- Gr. 4 Straw Tower (Pru & Andrew)
- Gr. 4 Water Rockets (Olivia, Adam, Daniel, & Robert)
- Gr. 4 Disease Detectives (Tushar & Mert)
- Gr. 4 Potions (Luca & Arvid)
- Gr. 4 Map Reading (Mert & Erik)
- Gr. 5 Circuit Wizardry (Zach, Jonathan, & Shailen)
- Gr. 5 Disease Detectives (Ben, Zack, & Danielle)
- Gr. 5 Water Rockets (Luka & Thacher)
Thank You Parent Coaches
If you see a parent coach from Emerson, please take time to thank them for their time, commitment, and expertise. They are the reason Emerson students are able to participate in this great community-wide event. Gr. 2-5 WESO Coaches: Sachin Kheterpal, Alan Jacobson, Morrie Lee, Eleanor Sun, Joanna Kubisiak, Debra Meyer, Elizabeth Molina Sweeney, Aaron Klein, Ryan Beekman, Sarah Ginsburg, Lisa Kutas, Sonali Vijayavargiya, Venkat Rao, Elif Oral, George Mychaliska, Toby Lewis, Maria Bichakjian, Paul Boucher, Cj Hauptman, Eric Ferguson, Sean Theisen, Hershel Moss, Sundu Brahmasandra, Heena Patel, Josh Cohen, Kathy Salley, Chris Goosman, Pepijn Bruienne, Mattias Jonsson, Susan Torrible, Paul Edwards, George Zhang, Rashmi Chugh, Janice Carvette, Ingrid Arias, Mircea Mustata, Jennifer Weizer, Trish Heusel, Sonal Owens, Kris Aalto, Al Pacha, Kito McKinney, Andy Aalto, Vanna Diptiman, and Carol Kelly
Thank You Volunteers
Thank you to parents and friends who volunteered their time and skills at the event: Deepa Macha, Susan Taichman, Holly Dolbey, Peter Toogood, Scott Brown, Michelle Groe, Halle Capers, Victoria Green, Emily Hueng, Pallavi Jha, Ellen Katz, Michelle Lee, Sujata Purohit, Mary Kay Stevanus, Michael Vohland, Weihong Xie, Al Keeping, Lizzie Riles, Katie Riles, Charlie Cao, Scott Siler, Dan Siler, and Madisyn Davis.
Special thanks to Susan and Keith Riles for their wonderful work as supervisors for the Reflections event! Emerson must provide a supervisor each year, and they have volunteered to be ours for the last two years.
Thank you to the many parents that helped with the ice cream party–too many to name, but all help was appreciated!
Thank You Colleagues
And finally. . thank you to Emerson colleagues who helped along the way: Kathy Salley, Robin Joye, Rose Hacker, Beth Muskiewicz, Bill Schrock, Lenny Dale, Renee Durrant, Joan Gregorka, and all the Emerson teachers who shared their rooms so we could practice!