Upper School Students Test Math, Science Knowledge

Strong Showing at SCI://Tech and Texas A&M Competitions

Congratulations to Upper School students who competed in recent math and science competitions.
As part of the Education for Tomorrow Alliance (EfTA)? SCI://Tech Exposition, two of four Cooper teams made it to Round 8 of 10 in the High School Science Bowl and in the Math Bowl. Participants included Safee Baig, Kirsten Brighton, Justin Chang, Aleena Fayaz, Noelle Harris, Liz Liner, Francis Liu, Abby Mendenhall, Abby Monsanto, Caroline Muhith, Amber Navarra, Neel Pandula, James Pryde, Jared Ramirez, Caroline Spangler-Sakata, Morgan Tague, Vanessa Vaz and Ellie Wang,
Six Cooper students formed teams with students from other high schools to compete in the Math Bowl. Amber Navarra, Cathy Zhang, Matthieu Labbé, Ryan Hearnsberger, Stratis Papageorgakis and Sunny Kim competed in the SCI://Tech Math Bowl at the Lone Star Convention Center. Navarra was on the third-place team and Hearnsberger was a member of the first place team. Aaron Smith is the Math Bowl team faculty sponsor.
In College Station on February 1, Cooper's Science Bowl team, now in its third year, competed in the Regional Science Bowl sponsored by the Department of Energy that was held at Texas A&M University. Team 1 consisted of Sawyer Liner, Andrew Mahler, Caroline Muhith, James Pryde and Jared Ramirez. Team 2 consisted of Kirsten Brighton, Aleena Fayaz, Liz Liner, Francis Liu and Neel Pandula.
The Regional Science Bowl competition requires student teams to answer questions in a fast-paced quiz format. Cooper students have been spending their early mornings practicing and studying advanced topics in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, earth and space science and energy.
“We are incredibly proud of all our students who competed,” said Cathy Mock, who is a Science Bowl faculty sponsor along with Charles Lowery. “There have been a record number of participants this year, and we advanced further in the rounds at both Science Bowl competitions than any previous Cooper teams.”