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Krop Senior High Students Excel at Barry University's Science Olympiad

Miami-Dade County

Dr. Michael Krop Senior High School

Each spring, Barry University hosts a Science Olympiad competition designed for local area high school students taking chemistry and physics. More than 150 students from about 13 Miami-Dade and Broward schools participate in a daylong competition comprised of a written test, an oral team competition, and a lab tournament. This year's Olympiad took place on April 20 and the team from Dr. Michael Krop Senior High School dominated the field and had unprecedented results.

In the overall Chemistry II (advanced) competition, the Krop Senior High students took first place, coming in ahead of Ransom Everglades and Pinecrest Academy.

Four Krop Senior High students placed in the top 10 out of 54 competitors: 3rd place -Netgie Laguerre, 4th place - Kirlos Haroun; 7th place - Jiali Lei; 8th place - Salomon Vainstein.

In the Chemistry II Oral Competition, the Krop Senior High team came in second place in front of Ransom Everglades. Krop again came in first place in the Chemistry II Overall Standings.

The Krop Senior High team was comprised of Netgie Laguerre, Kirlos Haroun, Salomon Vainstein, Jonas Shomorony.

The following students also competed in the Chemistry I (first year) competition and finished in third place in the oral competition: Qiwei Lin, Charity Waweru, Leonardo Placeres, Vanessa Wu, Enrique Santiago, and Eric Abrams.

The team's instructors and coaches are Dr. David Buncher and Dr. John Trafton.