LMK Students Receive Medals at
New York State Science Olympiad

LMK Principal Mr. Scott Fried with Eric Myong, who placed first in the Tri-County Science Fair (left) and LMK students competed in the NYS Science Olympiad (right).

Fourteen 6th, 7th and 8th grade students from LMK Middle School qualified at the Lower Hudson Valley Science Olympiad and earned an invitation to compete at the New York State Science Olympiad. Four students received medals at the state competition: Atharv Gandhi and Mizuki Shimatani, Event: Crave the Wave; Isani Mitra and Ron Blaustein, Event: Road Scholars.


Science Olympiad at LMK is a club where students prepare for competitions against other middle schools regionally and across the state. This is the first year LMK students advanced to the state competition where student teams compete in five categories: Life, Personal, and Social Science; Earth and Space Science; Physical Science and Chemistry; Technology & Engineering; Inquiry and Nature of Science. The goal of the New York State Science Olympiad is to engage and challenge students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics through team-based, competitive tournaments throughout New York State.


In addition, six LMK students participated in the Tri-County Science and Technology Fair, where 59 students from Westchester, Rockland & Putnam County competed. Sixth grade student, Eric Myung, placed 1st in the Health and Medicine category for his research titled “To Mask or Not to Mask”. Eric earned the opportunity to participate in the Broadcom Masters Science Fair in September