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Moravian College to host regional Science Olympiad competition

600 students from 45 middle, junior, and highs schools to participate

(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) —More than 600 students representing 45 junior and senior high schools will be competing at Moravian College in a regional Science Olympiad on Friday, March 21, 2003. The students, grades six through twelve, will come from schools in Berks, Lehigh, and Northampton counties. Science Olympiad is an academic, interscholastic event culminating in regional, state, and national tournaments, designed to increase student interest in science, recognize outstanding student/teacher achievement, and improve the quality of science education.

The program for the day starts when students begin arriving at 7:15 a.m. for registration. Introductory remarks will be given at 8:30 a.m. in Johnston Hall. The competition begins at 9:00 a.m. in a variety of locations. The majority of events will be held in the Collier Hall of Science. Additional events will be held in the Haupert Union Building, Breidegam Fieldhouse, and Priscilla Payne Hurd Academic Complex. The winners of each event and the team rankings will be announced at an awards ceremony at 2:45 p.m.

The tournament director is Dick Claussen, Coordinator of Academic Camps for Moravian College. More than 75 Moravian College students will serve as volunteers, doing everything from registration to coordinating the competition. Dozens of area high school and middle school science teachers will serve as judges and supervisors.

This year’s Science Olympiad will hold events 36 different events including: battery buggy, bridge building, cell biology, disease detective, mission possible, metric estimation, qualitative analysis, and many others.

The Science Olympiad is a national, non-profit organization designed to promote scientific literacy among all students, a goal shared by education, industry, business, and government.

For Science Olympiad results, visit the web site shortly after the event at http://www.moravian.edu/news/releases/science.

Moravian College is located at Main and Locust streets in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. For more information, call 610-861-1491. Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college.

Science Olympiad 2003

Division B (Middle and Junior High)

Group 1

11 Exeter Township JHS
12 Boyertown JHS East Center
13 Wyomissing Area JHS
14 East Hills MS
15 Governor Mifflin MS
16 Brandywine MS
17 Wilson Southern JHS
18 Palmerton MS
19 Wilson Central JHS
20 Oley Valley MS
21 Whitehall-Coplay MS

Group 2

31 Southern Lehigh MS
32 Orefield MS
33 Northeast MS
34 Kutztown MS
35 Nazareth Area MS
36 Lincoln MS
37 Hamburg Area MS
38 Fleetwood MS
39 Boyertown JHS
40 Conrad Weiser MS
41 Twin Valley MS

Division C (High Schools)

Group 1

51 Northampton HS
52 Oley Valley HS
53 Muhlenberg HS
54 Boyertown Area HS
55 Freedom HS
56 Southern Lehigh HS
57 Daniel Boone HS
58 Nazareth Area HS
59 Kutztown Area HS
60 Governor Mifflin HS
61 Parkland HS
62 Conrad Weiser HS

Group 2

71 Hamburg Area HS
72 Wilson HS
73 Tulpehocken HS
74 Antietam HS
75 Schuylkill Valley HS
76 Fleetwood Area HS
77 Wyomissing Area HS
78 Reading HS
79 Exeter Township SHS
80 Northwestern Lehigh HS
81 Liberty HS