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New Hanover County Schools’ Students to Participate in North Carolina Science Olympiad Tournaments

New Hanover County Schools will sponsor three tournaments as part of the annual North Carolina Science Olympiad:

Elementary Division Tournament 1: February 23, 2019, at Ashley High School

Middle and High School Division Tournament: March 2, 2019, at UNCW

Elementary Division Tournament 2: March 16, 2019, at Ashley High School

”The best thing about Science Olympiad is that it attracts students that have a variety of interests. From the student that is good at taking tests, to students that like working collaboratively to solve a problem, to kids that like building with their hands, Science Olympiad has something for everyone,” stated Katie Martin, Lead Teacher for 6-12 Math and 9-12 Science.

These tournaments are rigorous academic interscholastic competitions that consist of a series of different hands-on, interactive, challenging and inquiry-based events that are well balanced between the various disciplines of biology, earth science, environmental science, chemistry, physics, engineering and technology.

Teams of up to 18 students each in grades 3 through 12, will compete in challenging and self-motivating events that align with the North Carolina Standard Course of Study as well as the National Science Education Standards.

Olympic-style medals are awarded to top placing individuals in each event. Team trophies are also awarded to top placing teams at each tournament. Students in middle and high school have the opportunity to qualify for the State Science Olympiad Tournament on April 26 – 27, 2019, on the campus of N.C. State University.

North Carolina Science Olympiad tournaments are facilitated 100% by volunteers from local schools, businesses, community, and government agencies such as UNCW, CFCC, New Hanover County agencies, PPD, and GE. The Science Olympiad is an example of the difference a community can make in the lives of its young people.

For more information, contact Lead Science Teacher Barbara Ussary, (910-254-4335) barbara.ussary@nhcs.net.