Tilman Guenther, Anna Li, Vikram Pandian, Habeeb Salau
Parkland students presented projects that showed a skillful use of technology and took 1st place in five of the six categories. A total of 89 students competed from 12 different schools. First place winners will move on to the state competition in May.
Vikram Pandian – 1st Place – “Optical Spectrum Analyzer”
Web Page Design
Sunayana Jampanaboyana – 1st Place – “Salk’s Polio Vaccine”
Riti Mital – 3rd Place – Web Page Design – “Cozumel’s Beaches”
Ian Buss, Angel Rodriguez, Justin Silfies – 2nd Place
Samantha Nichols, Briane Rutman – 3rd Place – “Peace Love Sweets”
The musical adaptation of the famous “Princess and the Pea” story, this delightful version of the classic Mary Rodgers show is filled with humor, singing, dancing and a Princess named Fred
For the third year in a row, Yogeshwar Velingker, an 8th grade student at Orefield Middle School, took first place in the Lehigh Valley MATHCOUNTS ® RegionalCompetition in a 29th annual event that attracted over 200 middle school competitors from five counties. Yogeshwar has earned the right to move on to March 23rd state level competitions in the national “Olympics of Math” organized by the National Society of Professional Engineers in association with several other organizations. Orefield Middle School, coached by teacher Brian Fulmer, was the top ranking team of the 30 schools that participated in the regional competition organized by Lehigh Valley Chapter of the PA Society of Professional Engineers. Springhouse Middle School took third place and is coached by teacher Kevin Hallman. Both teams will advance to the state competition on March 22 and 23. The Lehigh Valley Chapter will pay the registration and hotels costs for the competitors and their coaches.
Five out of the top ten students who competed were Parkland students as follows:
Shaumik Phadlke 9th place- Springhouse
Mathew Liu- 7th place- Springhouse
Aryaman Khandelual- 6th place- Springhouse
Sai Mallipedhi- 5th place- Springhouse
Yogeshwar Velingker 1st place- Orefield
Mario started corresponding with Mrs. Stern’s 8th grade science class last year when he left for the Peace Corps. He will be at SMS all day to discuss farming methods and the Biome in which Paraguay is located and the resources available to most people in this country. This will serve as a culminating real world discussion after their unit on Environmental Science.