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KU to Host Regional Science Olympiad March 14

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February 11, 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.

Event Schedule

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