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KU to Host Regional Science Olympiad

January 26, 2016

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - Kutztown University will host the Central Eastern Regional Science Olympiad on Wednesday, March 9.  The event begins at 8 a.m.

More than 675 students will participate in 50 events.  Schools attending include:

Division B - Junior High School/Middle School

  • Boyertown Jr. HS East
  • Brandywine Heights Middle School
  • Conrad Weiser Middle School
  • Exeter Township Jr. HS
  • Fleetwood Area Middle School
  • Hamburg Area Middle School
  • J. R. Fuggett Middle School (West Chester)
  • Kutztown Middle School
  • Nazareth Area Middle School
  • Orefield Middle School
  • Schuylkill Valley Middle School
  • Springhouse Middle School (Parkland)
  • Twin Valley Middle School
  • Upper Merion Area Middle School
  • Whitehall Coplay Middle School


Division C - High School

  • Allentown Central Catholic
  • Bensalem
  • Bermudian Springs
  • Bethlehem Catholic
  • Boyertown
  • Emmaus
  • Exeter Township
  • Fleetwood Area
  • Freedom
  • Governor Mifflin
  • Hamburg Area
  • Kutztown
  • Liberty
  • Moravian Academy Upper School
  • Nazareth Area
  • Northampton Area
  • Northwestern Lehigh
  • Parkland
  • Perkiomen Valley
  • Plymouth Whitemarsh
  • Reading
  • Schuylkill Valley
  • Shippensburg
  • Tamaqua Area
  • Twin Valley
  • Upper Merion Area
  • Whitehall
  • Wilson Area
  • Wilson - West Lawn
  • Wyomissing Area


This unique competitive experience includes the science disciplines of biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, computers and technology. The top four middle school teams and the top six high school teams will advance to the state competition at Juniata College on April 23.  The national tournament is held May 20-21 at the University of Wisconsin, Stout.

Springhouse Middle School finished 11th in the national competition in 2015.

The Pennsylvania Science Olympiad has been in existence since 1985.  Originally involving just 30 teams competing in one location, it has grown to include more than 300 teams competing in six regional locations across the state.

Forty-two Pennsylvania Division C teams have ranked in the top 15 nationally since beginning national competition in 1985, and 26 Pennsylvania Division B teams have ranked in the top 15 nationally.

For more information contact Joann Monko, KU instructor of Physical Sciences and Science Olympiad site director, at 484-646-4116 or