Members of the Rye Neck Middle School Science Olympiad club took home two medals when they showcased their skills at the annual Science Olympiad, held at Scarsdale Middle School on March 4.

“Our team improved on our first two years’ performances by coming home with two medals,” said Lauren Zeoli, a science teacher and co-advisor of the club along with Jessie Vega and Allison Reynolds. “The students were very excited to be participating once again and put a lot of good, hard work into their preparation for the competition.”

Seventh-grader Matthew Lord and eighth-grader Gabe Miller earned a fourth-place medal for their Hovercraft team project, while partners Simon O’Rourke, an eighth-grader, and Peter Nicholas, a seventh-grader, earned a fifth-place medal in the Anatomy and Physiology category.

The Science Olympiad gives students the opportunity to excel in the sciences and compete in a number of disciplines against students from 30 other area schools.