Falcons compete in annual Physics Bowl

May 31, 2017 — by Navin Tiwary


Juniors Anthony Ding and Michael Xue placed among the top 100 for scorers in the annual Physics Bowl competition held on April 12.  Ding placed 14th while Xue placed 94th.

Twenty SHS students took the test. The competition is split into Division 1 for first-year physics students and Division 2 for second-year students.

Approximately 10,000 students participated in the annual Physics Bowl competition: a 40-question, 45-minute multiple-choice test.

In addition, Saratoga High placed 14th out of all the schools  in the nation in Division 1. Even though this test is taken individually, the school’s team score is determined by culminating the scores of all the students who take the test l.

“I was thoroughly surprised at the results,” Xue said. “However, I do believe that the focus of this competition should be on the team’s performance and not your own.”

Junior Tristan Xiao said that Science Club members will be changing the way they approach the competition in future years.

“Next year we will be trying to branch out our physics team by holding specialized practice sessions,” Xiao said. “We also want to increase underclassmen involvement.”



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