Physics Olympics teams from Division Avenue High School and General Douglas MacArthur High School recently competed in the 35th annual Long Island Physics Olympics at Farmingdale State College. Sponsored by the Long Island Physics Teachers Association, both schools earned the top spots in the competition, with Division Avenue High School placing first and MacArthur High School placing second.
The competition brought 18 teams from across Long Island together to participate in five Physics related events. Students Michael Adams, Rashmika Beesam, Sal Cicco, Ryan Dwyer and Sean Wolf represented Division Avenue High School's team, while Jason Barr, Saajid Chowdhury, Courtney Hakim, Declan Looney and Liam Schmidt represented MacArthur High School.
Coached by teacher Jeff Miller, Division Avenue earned trophies in three of the events including first place in Accelerated Motion, second place in Laser Light Show and third place in Fermi Questions. MacArthur High School students took home first place in the Physics Bowl, first place in Fermi Questions and third place in Slow Roll. The MacArthur students prepared for the competition during their Advanced Placement Physics 2 lab time, with the help of their classmates and science teacher George Donovan.
Congratulations to both teams on this outstanding accomplishment!