Syosset High School

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Syosset High School
Location 70 South Woods Road
Syosset, NY 11791
State Flag of New York.svg New York
Region Nassau East Regional
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Syosset High School is located in New York
Syosset High School
Syosset High School

Coordinates: 40°49′31″N 73°28′35″W / 40.8251600327°N 73.4764130943°W / 40.8251600327; -73.4764130943

Information
Member of SO since 1985
Teams 3
Colors      Black,      Red,      White
Feeds from Harry B. Thompson Middle School, South Woods Middle School
Results History
Best regional 1st place (1986, 1989, 1994, 1996-1999, 2012-2024)
Best state 1st place (2023)
Best nationals 12th place (2023)

Syosset High School is a public high school in Syosset, New York that competes in Division C in the Nassau East Regional. South Woods Middle School and Harry B. Thompson Middle School feed into this school. The Syosset Science Olympiad team has been competing since the 1985-1986 season, when it qualified for and placed at the National Tournament. Over the subsequent 38 years, Syosset Science Olympiad has grown as a competitive team, relying on a team-oriented atmosphere to bring it success. In 2014, Syosset Science Olympiad served New York State as the first-ever school to host the Nassau East Regional competition.

The team had steadily improved over the span of seven years, beginning with a 20th place state finish in 2006 and finishing with a 3rd place finish in 2012. Syosset continued to compete at a very high level, placing 5th, 4th, and 5th from 2013-2015. After a setback in 2016, the team recovered nicely, managing to climb back to 4th place in 2019. Unfortunately, after a very strong (dare i say, unprecedented?) regionals performance in 2020, the New York State competition was cancelled due to concerns over COVID-19. Driven by a young core and aided by the experience of several upperclassmen, the team quickly rebounded, placing 5th at the New York State Championships for two consecutive years.

In 2023, the team, composed primarily of sophomores and juniors, overperformed initial expectations, beginning by earning a school-best (at the time) 11th place at the 2023 MIT Invitational. After winning their regional tournament for the twelfth straight season, the team pulled off a stunning victory at the New York State Tournament, and finished the season by placing 12th at the 2023 National Tournament at Wichita State University.

For the upcoming 2024 season, Syosset Science Olympiad will once again rely on their team unity, hoping that their hard work and unfaltering determination will pay off (#syonats24)! To begin the season, they won the Cornell Invitational, causing much excited screaming. They then went on to win the Battle at Valley Forge Invitational to close out an amazing 2023. Next, they took 3rd place at the 2024 MIT Invitational, drastically outperforming expectations and raising eyebrows nationwide (we hope). Most recently, they set a regional record by scoring 37 points to secure their thirteenth consecutive win.

The team can be readily identified at competitions by their stuffed animals, which include, but are not limited to: Cheeto Puffs (a cheetah), Cheeto (a baby cheetah), Rainbow (a lorikeet), Pikachu (a pikachu??), and Archie (an axolotl).

The Syosset team also has a website for Science Olympiad; check it out here: https://www.syoscioly.com/



12th Syosset High School came in 12th place at the National Tournament in 2023.



1st Syosset High School came in 1st place at the New York State Championships in 2023.
1st Syosset High School came in 1st place at the Nassau East Regional in 2024.
3rd Syosset High School came in 3rd place at the MIT Invitational in 2024.
1st Syosset High School came in 1st place at the Cornell Invitational in 2023.


Results History

Year Nationals Points States Points Regionals Points
1986 20th 571 2nd 1st
1987 - - - -
1988 - - ? 2nd
1989 - - 7th 1st
1990 - - - - 5th
1991 - - ? 2nd
1992 - - ?
1993 - - - - 3rd
1994 - - ? 1st
1995 - - ? 2nd
1996 - - 31st 1st
1997 - - 10th 1st
1998 - - 4th 1st
1999 - - 10th 1st
2000 - - 26th 3rd
2001 - - 41st 4th
2002 - - - - 8th
2003 - - 38th 6th
2004 - - - - 7th
2005 - - - - 9th
2006 - - 20th 2nd 184
2007 - - 15th 3rd 220
2008 - - 11th 2nd 184
2009 - - 6th 389 2nd
2010 - - 5th 390 3rd 196
2011 - - 4th 272 2nd 159
2012 - - 3rd 306 1st
2013 - - 5th 284 1st 37
2014 - - 4th 305 1st 45
2015 - - 5th 335 1st 50
2016 - - 12th 478 1st 64
2017 - - 8th 454 1st 101
2018 - - 7th 373 1st 96
2019 - - 4th 288 1st 137
2020 - - CANCELLED CANCELLED 1st 68
2021 - - 5th 1692 1st 472
2022 - - 5th 319 1st 46
2023 12th 381 1st 101 1st 69
2024 1st 37

1: A different scoring system was used at this tournament, where a higher score wins. This format was changed for the 2001 National Tournament.

2: In 2021, a reduced, no-build, fifteen-event slate was used at the regional and state competitions.

Note: Regionals in Western Long Island/Nassau East have used various scoring systems throughout the years. The evolution of these scoring formats is shown below.

2015: drop-2, 19 events and 1 included trial

2016: unknown

2017: drop-2, 20 events and 2 included trials

2018: no drops, 22 events and 1 discluded trial

2019: no drops, 23 events and 3 discluded trials

2020: no drops, 23 events and no trials

2021: no drops, 15 events and no trials

2022: drop-3, 23 events and no trials

2023: no drops, 23 events and no trials

2024: no drops, 22 events and no trials