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27th Science Olympiad
27th Science Olympiad
JCCC hosts 27th Science Olympiad
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — The 27th Science Olympiad will be held Saturday, Feb. 26, in room 124 of the Science Building at Johnson County Community College. Events will be from 8:30 a.m.-2:20 p.m. with awards at approximately 3:30 p.m.
The Science Olympiad competitions are like academic track meets for students, grades 6-12. During the day, 46 local schools will compete in two divisions – junior high/middle school and high school.
The junior high/middle school division events are titled Anatomy and Physiology, Awesome Aquifers, Battery Buggy, Bottle Rocket, Can’t Judge a Powder, Compute This, Crime Busters, Disease Detectives, Dynamic Planet, Ecology, Experimental Design, Fossils, Junkyard Challenge, Meteorology, Microbe Mission, Optics, Ornithology, Road Scholar, Shock Value, Solar System, Storm the Castle, Towers and Write It/Do It.
The senior high division events are Anatomy and Physiology, Astronomy, Chemistry Lab, Disease Detectives, Dynamic Planet, Ecology, Experimental Design, Forensics, Fossils, Helicopters, Microbe Mission, Mission Possible, Mousetrap Vehicle, Optics, Ornithology, Remote Sensing, Protein Modeling, Sounds of Music, Sumo Bots, Technical Problem Solving, Towers, Wind Power and Write It/Do It.
The participating high schools are Basehor-Linwood, Bishop Miege, Blue Valley Northwest, Bonner Springs, Lawrence Free State, Leavenworth, Maur Hill-Mount Academy, Mill Valley, Olathe East, Olathe North, Olathe South, Ottawa, Shawnee Mission East, Shawnee Mission Northwest, Shawnee Mission South, St. James Academy, St. Thomas Aquinas, Sumner Academy, Tonganoxie, Topeka and Washburn Rural. The participating middle schools are Antioch, Arete Academy, Atchison, Basehor-Linwood, California Trail, Central (Lawrence), Chisholm Trail, Frontier Trail, Hiawatha, Holy Cross Catholic, Indian Trail, Indian Woods, Jackson Heights, John Paul II, Leawood, Mill Creek, Mission Trail, Nativity Parish, Oregon Trail, Ottawa, Pioneer Trail, Prairie Trail, Santa Fe Trail, St. Joseph Catholic School and Tonganoxie.
Through Science Olympiad, students, teachers, parents, principals and business leaders bond together and work toward a shared goal. Science Olympiad is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of K-12 science education; increasing male, female and minority interest in science; creating a technologically-literate workforce and providing recognition for outstanding achievement by both students and teachers.
For more information and a schedule of events, contact Jeremy Way at firstname.lastname@example.org.