El Estoque

Climbing the ladder: Two MVHS students qualify for and compete in prestigious physics olympiad

Iman Malik and Herman Saini

May 14, 2019

The United States National Physics Olympiad (USAPhO) is a prestigious exam administered by the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) that tests high school students on physics concepts and theories beyond the scope of the high school curriculum. Known for its difficulty and tight selection ...

Students prepare for the second round of the Physics Olympiad

Students prepare for the second round of the Physics Olympiad

Iman Malik

March 13, 2019

Nothing. That was what junior Jacob Nie felt after he qualified for the USA Physics Olympiad (USAPhO) for the second time in a row. After scoring a 22 out of 25 on the preliminary F=ma exam, Nie wasn’t particularly emotional about the results. “I didn’t feel anything,” Nie said. “Either you make it ...