WPS student earns top score at 2024 PhysicsBowl

Sophomore Zhuoyang (Tony) Lin earned first place in Division 1 in the Southeast United States and placed 19th globally.

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Windermere Preparatory School student Zhuoyang (Tony) Lin has earned the top score at the 2024 PhysicsBowl.

The sophomore boarding school student earned first place in Division 1 in the Southeast United States and placed 19th globally.

David McCallister, WPS' high school physics teacher who supported the students in participating in the PhysicsBowl, said Lin's natural ability and tireless preparation led to this outstanding achievement. 

"His relentless work ethic sets him apart," he said of Lin.

Lin's score spearheaded the school's top five scorers in Division 1, which also included Xingyue Chen, Haoyu Liu, Aly Elsonbaty and Thomas Petrongari Rosner.

Additionally, WPS’ highest scoring Division 2 students were Arjun Somnali, Andrew Ribarich, Gino Soriano, Phillip Zhu and Fabricio Toledo.

The PhysicsBowl is an annual global high school competition put on by the American Association of Physics Teachers

The competition consists of a 45-minute, 40-question multiple choice test. 

Students compete in one of two divisions: one for first-year physics students and one for students that have already completed their first year of physics.



Annabelle Sikes

News Editor Annabelle Sikes was born in Boca Raton and moved to Orlando in 2018 to attend the University of Central Florida. She graduated from UCF in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in sociology. Her past journalism experiences include serving as a web producer at the Orlando Sentinel, a reporter at The Community Paper, managing editor for NSM Today, digital manager at Centric Magazine and as an intern for the Orlando Weekly.

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