Newton North and Newton South Science Teams compete in the West Suburban Science League, which hosts five meets from October through February for 17 teams in the Metro-West Boston area. This has been a particularly good year for Newton South’s team, which sent 20 students and placed first in the final meet last Thursday — and for the entire season achieved a very close second place (just 5 points behind Acton-Boxborough’s 366 points). On Thursday, February 12, the Newton South team placed first in both Mystery Solutions and Fermi Questions, took third place in Mission Possible, and was fifth place in Evolution. Congratulations to Captains (Ian Paul, Ellen Kwon, and Sasha Kuznetsov), Coaches (Dr. Jordan Kraus and Dr. Alan Crosby), and the entire team.
Upcoming competitions for the Science teams include the Blue Lobster Bowl on February 28 at MIT, the Northeast Science Bowl on March 8 at UConn, the TEAMS competition on March 12, the Massachusetts Science Olympiad on March 21 at Framingham State University, the MIT Club Science Trivia Challenge on April 22 at the Broad Institute, and the Massachusetts Envirothon on May 14 at Quabbin Reservoir. [from NewtonSTEM]