Smithtown did very well at the Long Island Physics Olympics on Thursday.
Physics teacher Gillian Winters led the High School East team of Charles Bassani, Paul Cusumano, Anagh Gupta, Dylan Nicastro and Theodore Thompson.
HSE came 1st in the "Fermi Questions" event, 1st in the "On the Glidepath" event, won the T-shirt competition, and placed 2nd overall.
The t-shirt had been designed by Paul Cusumano and created by fellow student Andy Levine and family.
Physics teacher Tony Limoli led the High School West team of Sudarshan Padmanaban, Anabelle Kreitzman, Sasha Blank, David Rubin, Giavanna Valente.
HSW came 3rd in the "On the Glidepath" event, and 4th overall.
SCSD Director of Science Dr. Stephanie O'Brien praised all the students and teachers involved.
"I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to both groups of students for their demonstration of exceptional knowledge, skills, and abilities in the field of physics." O'Brien said.
"Their efforts are a testament to their perseverance and passion for learning. Their success is not only personal but also a reflection of the quality of education and guidance provided by their physics teachers who mentor and encouraged them through this. Thank you and congratulations to all!"
The Physics Olympics is a competition between high school students from Long Island, where 5-person teams compete together in all five events. Teams from 13 high schools competed this year.