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Bay Area Student to Compete in National Biology and Physics Olympiad Competitions

Bay Area Student to Compete in National Biology and Physics Olympiad Competitions

Aneesh Samineni has been selected to participate in the 2015 Biology Olympiad (USABO) and Physics Olympiad (USAPhO) National Finals with the chance to win a spot to represent the United States at the international finals in July.

Aneesh is a junior at The King's Academy in Sunnyvale. He is one of 20 students to make it to the national competition from a pool of over 10,000 students registered nationally for the Annual USA Biology Olympiad (USABO). He is also one of top 20 high school students to make it to the national competition of Physics Olympiad (USAPhO). Finalists were selected based on their scores from the USABO and USAPhO Open and Semifinal Exams.

USABO finalists meet at Purdue University from May 31 to June 14 to compete for U.S. medals. During the two weeks at Purdue, the finalists will participate in intensive theoretical and practical tutorials. At the conclusion of the camp, the students take practical and theoretical exams. The four highest scoring students will be named Team USA 2015 and will represent the nation at the International Biology Olympiad (IBO) in Aarhus, Denmark from July 12-19. The IBO is a worldwide competition involving students from over 60 countries.

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The Physics Olympiad finalists gather at the University of Maryland from May 17 to May 30 to compete for U.S. medals. During the training camp, finalists will have the opportunity to improve laboratory and problem solving skills, hear special lectures by prominent physicists, and interact with other exceptional physics students from all over the United States. The five highest scoring students will form 2015 U.S. Physics Team and will represent the nation in July at the International Physics Olympiad in Mumbai, India.

In the history of Olympiads, Aneesh is the only student to receive this prestigious honor two years in a row (2014 and 2015) to be invited to National Finals from both Biology and Physics Olympiads.

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