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For Immediate Release

Feb. 29, 2008

Contact: Pam Joseph (419) 995-8284 or Lesley King Fry (419) 995-8671

Ohio State Lima welcomes 2008 Science Olympiad

Winners will advance to state competition

The Northwest Ohio Regional Science Olympiad for middle school and high school students will be held at The Ohio State University at Lima on Saturday, March 1, 2008. Top scoring teams from regional competitions are invited to compete at the Ohio Science Olympiad at Ohio State University on April 12, 2008. Top ranked teams from state competitions will compete in the 24th annual National Science Olympiad Tournament at George Washington University in Washington, DC, May 30-31. Students will compete from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. around the campus. Awards will be given out at 3 p.m. in the Cook Hall Gymnasium.

Science Olympiad is an international nonprofit organization devoted to improving the quality of science education, increasing student interest in science, and recognizing outstanding achievement in science education by both students and teachers. Science Olympiad tournaments are academic competitions balanced between biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, and technology. There is also a balance between events requiring knowledge of science concepts and science applications.

Participating middle schools include Anna Middle School, Ayersville Middle School, Byrnedale Junior High, Elida Middle School, Ft. Loramie Jr. High, Montpelier Middle School, Paulding Middle School, Robinson Middle School, Russia Middle School, Sacred Heart School, Shawnee Middle School, Sidney Middle School, Springfield Middle School, St. John's Jesuit Academy, St. Joseph Central Catholic Middle School and St. Pius X School.

High schools include Anna High School, Ayersville High School, Bath High School, Central Catholic High School, Gorham Fayette High School, Lehman Catholic High School, Libbey High School, Lima Central Catholic High School, Ottawa-Glandorf High School, Paulding High School, Russia High School, Springfield High School, St. Joseph Central Catholic High School, Start High School, Sylvania Southview, Toledo Early College High School, Toledo Technology Academy and Woodward High School.

For a complete list of rules and events, visit the website at http://lima.osu.edu/events/Olympiad. For information, contact Beth Gray at (419) 995-8868.

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Editors’ Note: Event organizers have identified the Mystery Arch, Tower Building, Write It Do It, Sounds of Music, Food Science, Road Scholar, Metric Mastery, and Anatomy as events having particular visual or audio interest. Room numbers and times are available online at http://lima.osu.edu/events/Olympiad. Members of the media can check in with Project Coordinator Beth Gray in Science 264 for assistance the day of the event.