Olive Middle School Science and Technology Team

Olive Middle School Science and Technology Team

Beth Cohen

The MOMS team has returned from our five day trip to the 36th annual Technology Student Association National Conference and would like to share some good news. At the conference, our students competed in various STEM events from against teams from throughout the country and have taken home some national titles. We are proud to announce that the students listed below are among the best in the nation.

Agriculture and Biotechnology

Aash Bhuva and Aum Bhuva – 8th place

Challenging Technology Issues

Justin Mickus and Varshitha Devagiri – 9th place

Construction Challenge

Eli Gabriel and Brandon Mai – 9th place


John Nguyen – 2nd place

STEM Animation

Sofia Lake and Hannah Lake – 6th place

Additionally, Justin Mickus was one of the top 12 semifinalists in the Prepared Speech event.

This year’s National Conference was attended by more than 6,800 people, 285 of which were from 20 schools in NJ. Aside from competing, our team enjoyed exploring the National Harbor, visiting the Smithsonian museums, attending a Washington Nationals baseball game, and meeting students from throughout the country.


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