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Boonsboro High Returning to Physics Olympics Saturday

Posted February 21, 2020

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 21, 2020) – Students from Boonsboro High School will take their familiar places in the Central Maryland Physics Olympics on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Liberty High School in Carroll County. Boonsboro is the only school representing Washington County at the event and has participated in the competition for more than 20 consecutive years. A team from Boonsboro won top honors in the 2019 competition and earned a prize of $1,000 for the school. Last year’s competition featured over 300 students from more than 25 schools.

Physics Olympics is an engineering-style competition in which teams of students use ordinary materials to construct a device to accomplish a certain task.

Participating students from Boonsboro High are:

  • Seniors: Colin Bair, Claire Dever, Mark Frushour, Logan Glauser, Tracy Kinzer, Saxon Knight, Caleb Lang, Christopher Li, Dante Nova, Andrew Scalese, Zachary Taylor and Bethany von Philp.
  • Juniors: Connor Lawrence, Kate Prenger, Andrew Simonson
  • Sophomore: Maxx Margob

Physics teacher Ralph von Philp advises the group, with assistance from science teacher Titus Muniz. Team member Maxx Margob’s father Michael purchased specially designed team shirts for the students to wear during the competition.