GENIUS Olympiad Club makes strides in cultural and academic achievement

5 Jamesville-DeWitt High School students competed in the 2024 GENIUS Olympiad International Finals hosted by the Rochester Institute of Technology from June 10-14. It marked the first time J-D students competed in the renowned project competition. 

1,089 participants from 34 states and 65 countries competed in 10 categories: science, writing, business, robotics, art, music, short film, and coding.

All 5 J-D students walked away with recognition, one team with a Grand Medal! 

Congratulations to our Olympiad winners:

    • Karunmay Aggarwal and Adam Rigdon, grade 12 – Grand Medal in Coding (1st place)
    • Abigail Feng, grade 11 – Silver Medal in Creative Writing (70 to 90 percentile)
    • Ayman El-Zammar, grade 9 – Bronze Medal in Creative Writing (50 to 70 percentile)
    • Mustafa El-Zammar, grade 9 – Honorable Mention in Creative Writing (20 to 50 percentile)

“This is an amazing opportunity for our students to truly shine on an international level. I am so impressed by their hard work and dedication to push themselves academically. We are so proud of their efforts and representation of Jamesville-DeWitt High School as they competed and interacted with other scholars from around the globe,” said J-DHS Principal Gregory Lawson. 

Club members are already looking ahead to the future. 

“We were very successful with our small group this year, and plan on expanding our club next year. As an American school we were able to be very successful in the Creative Writing category this year; Although, next year we plan on working with the science, technology, music and art departments to compete in more competitive categories like science, robotics, business, art, and music,” said the GENIUS Olympiad Club in a shared statement.