[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 team will now represent the State of Arizona at the
Science Olympiad National Tournament which will be held at Cornell University
on May 31 st . Learn more about the Science Olympiad competition at https://www.scienceolympiad2019.org/