Canisius High School Science Olympiad team member Aidan Zamorski '19 earned a first place finish at the Fayetteville-Manlius Invitational on December 16. Aidan won with the hovercraft that he built for the competition. Thirty-five high schools from across the state competed at the Invitational.
Science Olympiad is one of the premier science competitions in the nation. It was founded in 1984 and provides rigorous, standards-based challenges to 7,800 teams in all 50 states with a goal of increasing K-12 student and teacher participation in science, technology, engineering and math.
Invitationals such as the Fayetteville-Manlius competition offer a platform for students to apply and display a wide variety of talents, from design and prototyping, to technical writing, to chemistry lab skills. The events encourage collaboration, teamwork and cross-training.