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KU to Host Regional Science Olympiad March 14

from Kutztown University

Feb 13, 2019

KUTZTOWN, PA – Kutztown University will host the Central Eastern Regional Science Olympiad on Thursday, March 14. The event begins at 8 a.m. in Boehm Science Center and ends with the closing ceremony at approximately 4:30 p.m. in Keystone Arena. The inclement weather date is Friday, March 15. This event is free and open to the public.

More than 650 students representing 30 high schools and 12 middle schools from Berks, Bucks, Lehigh, Northampton, Northumberland and Schuylkill counties are expected, competing in 46 different events.

In its 35th year nationally, and 10th anniversary of the Olympiad at KU, the Science Olympiad is an international nonprofit organization devoted to improving the quality of K-12 science education, creating a passion for learning science and providing recognition for outstanding achievement in science education by both students and teachers. These goals are accomplished through classroom activities, research, professional development workshops and the encouragement of intramural, district, regional, state, national and international tournaments.

The Olympiad is organized by schools at the junior high and senior high levels. Each school sends one team to compete in a variety of events. High school teachers serve as the coaches, judges, and coordinators. Olympiad competitions are conducted at four levels- local, regional, state and national. The local competition is designed to prepare students for regional competition. No teams are eliminated in the local competition. At the regional level the top-ranked teams move on to the state competition. The Pennsylvania Science Olympiad State Tournament will take place at Juniata College on Saturday, April 27, 2019.

The official website of the International Science Olympiad is http://www.soinc.org/.

The current event schedule can be found at https://www.kutztown.edu/events/science-olympiad/events-and-rules.htm.

For more information visit https://www.kutztown.edu/events/science-olympiad.htm.

Participating Schools

Middle/Junior High Schools:

Boyertown Middle School East

Conrad Weiser Middle School

Exeter Township Junior High School

Fleetwood Area Middle School

Kutztown Middle School

Nazareth Area Middle School

Orefield Middle School

Schuylkill Valley Middle School

Springhouse Middle School

Tohickon Middle School

Twin Valley Middle School

Whitehall Coplay Middle School

High Schools:

Allentown Central Catholic High School

Bethlehem Catholic High School

Boyertown Area Senior High School

Central Bucks High School East

Central Bucks High School South

Central Bucks High School West

Conrad Weiser High School

Emmaus High School

Exeter Township Senior High

Fleetwood Area High School

Governor Mifflin High School

Kutztown Area High School

Liberty High School

Moravian Academy Upper School

Nazareth Area High School

New Hope Academy

New Hope-Solebury High School

Northampton Area High School

Northwestern Lehigh High School

Parkland High School

Reading Senior High School

Schuylkill Valley High School

Twin Valley High School

Whitehall High School

Wilson High School (West Lawn)

Wyoming Seminary Upper School

Wyomissing Area Jr./Sr. High School

Council Rock High School South

Tamaqua Area High School

Perkiomen Valley High School

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