UNC Asheville to Host 12th Annual Science Olympiad Tournament
Wed, 03/02/2011 - 2:28pm
Young scientists from 13 middle schools and nine high schools in Western North Carolina will test their talents in the 12th annual regional Science Olympiad Tournament at UNC Asheville Saturday, March 19. The competition will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at various locations across campus. Each team can field a group of 18 students in a host of science related events, ranging from forensics to food science.
North Carolina Representatives Patsy Keever and Susan Fisher are scheduled to address the students, parents and volunteers during the award ceremony following the competitions. Medals will be awarded to winners in each of the 50 events, and trophies will be awarded to the top three teams in each division. The top teams will be invited to compete at the statewide tournament later this year.
Competing schools are A.C. Reynolds middle and high schools, Asheville High School, Avery County High School, Cane Creek Middle School, Carolina Day School, Charles D. Owen middle and high schools, East McDowell Junior High, Enka Middle School, Evergreen Community Charter School, Fairview School, The Mountain Community School, North Buncombe middle and high schools, Polk County High School, Rugby Middle School, Smoky Mountain High School, T.C. Roberson High School, Valley Springs Middle School and West McDowell Junior High.