[Chandler, AZ] Earlier
this month, the Paragon Science Olympiad team took first place in the B
Division (for grades 6-9) at the 35th Annual Arizona Science Olympiad
competition, held at Arizona State University.
Having been the first charter school to win the competition in 2013, the school dominated the event in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017, but did not win in 2018, so every member of this year’s team was particularly motivated to bring the award back to Paragon.
Team coach Mr. Cetin Akkaya said all the team members: Suhela
Anika , Adil Pekel, Hannah Abulfotuh, Abdurrahman Benmaghnia, Saamiya Bargir,
Ali AlSiraj, Zain Alqaraghuli, Adam Abow-alkhier, Malak Alymansour, Aisha
Mohamed, Zakaria Laimeche, Yasser Jamal, Silmi Hasan, Subah Suha,
Ameer Karaboulad, Eshal Bargir, Zaid Jamal, and Ridwan Ahmed, did an amazing
job competing against more than thirty teams, as did the student coaches: Omer
Jamal, Baya Laimeche, Dilsad Bircicek, Sabiha Simrin, Iqra Hashmi, and Balqis
Farea, who worked with team members to prepare them for the competition.
The team will now
represent the State of Arizona at the Science Olympiad National Tournament
which will be held at Cornell University on May 31st.
Learn more about the Science Olympiad competition at https://www.scienceolympiad2019.org/