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Science Olympiad State Finals Crown Harriton High School, Sewickley Academy

(Posted April 30, 2007)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Sewickley Academy Middle School and Shadyside Academy Middle School finished first and second respectively in Division B of the 2007 Pennsylvania Science Olympiad State Finals held Friday, April 27, at Juniata College. Harriton High School finished first, and Penncrest High School finished second in Division C of the 2007 Science Olympiad State Finals.. All four teams will advance to the National Science Olympiad Finals May 18-19 at Wichita State University in Witchita, Kan. The state competition brought more than 1,100 high school and middle school students from across the state to the Juniata campus Friday. The students competed in 46 total events - some individual and some team -and earned points. Attendees were divided into two divisions - Division B (grades 6-9) and Division C (grades 9-12). Teams attending the state finals at Juniata qualified by being among the top place-finishers at regional competitions. There were five regional competitions held in Pennsylvania in March and April. The Science Olympiad State Finals highlighted the talents and skills of the top young scientific minds in Pennsylvania. Sewickley Academy Middle School took the top team prize in Division B followed by second-place winner Shady Side Academy Middle School, third-place winner Welsh Valley Middle School, fourth-place winner Bala Cynwyd Middle School and fifth-place winner Strath Haven Middle School. Harriton High School took the Division C title followed by second-place finisher Penncrest High School. The third-place winner was Conestoga High School; the fourth-place winner was Lower Merion High School; and the fifth-place winner was Shady Side Academy High School. The goals of the Science Olympiad, a non-profit organization, are to improve the quality of science education, increase student interest in science and recognize outstanding achievement in science education. The Science Olympiad involved, nationwide, more than 1 million elementary and secondary school students in classroom activities, workshops and tournaments. For more information about the Science Olympiad, visit the Science Olympiad Web site, www.soinc.org A complete list of the top three finishers in each event will follow: Science Olympiad Results: B Division: Anatomy 1. Shady Side Academy Middle School 2. Sewickley Academy 3. Strath Haven Middle School Awesome Aquifer 1. Sewickley Academy Middle School 2. Shady Side Academy Middle School 3. Welsh Valley Middle School Balloon Launch Glider 1. Sewickley Academy Middle School 2. Bala Cybwyd Middle School 3. Whitehall-Coplay Middle School Balloon Race 1. Stroudsburg Junior High School 2. Wyoming Area Secondary Center 3. Bala Cynwyd Middle School Disease Detectives 1. Sewickley Academy Middle School 2. Hershey Middle School 3. Welsh Valley Middle School Don\'t Bug Me 1. Bala Cynwyd Middle School 2. Stroudsburg Junior High School 3. Hershey Middle School Ecology 1. Welsh Valley Middle School 2. Strath Haven Middle Schooll 3. Bala Cynwyd Middle School Food Service 1. Dallas Middle School 2. Bala Cynwyd Middle School 3. Strath Haven Middle School Heredity 1. Strath Haven Middle School 2. Welsh Valley Middle School 3. Shady Side Academy Middle School Meteorology 1. Stroudsburg Junior High School 2. Exeter Township Middle School 3. East Hills Middle School Metric Mastery 1. Sewickley Academy Middle School 2. Hershey Middle School 3. Tamanend Middle School Mission Possible 1. Stroudsburg Junior High School 2. Hershey Middle School 3. Finley Middle School Oceanography 1. Sewickley Academy Middle School 2. Park Forest Middle School 3. Unami Middle School Road Scholar 1. Sewickley Academy Middle School 2. Hershey Middle School 3. Bala Cynwyd Middle School Rocks and Minerals 1. Strath Haven Middle School 2. Sewickley Academy Middle School 3. Bala Cynwyd Middle School Science Crime Busters 1. Stroudsburg Junior High School 2. Chichester Middle School 3. J.T. Lambert Intermediate School Science Word 1. Shady Side Academy Middle School 2. Sewickley Academy Middle School 3. Stroudsburg Junior High School Simple Machines 1. Welsh Valley Middle School 2. Bala Cynwyd Middle School 3. Fleetwood Middle School Solar System 1. Strath Haven Middle School 2. Sewickley Academy Middle School 3. Tamanend Middle School Storm the Castle 1. Wyoming Area Secondary Center 2. Welsh Valley Middle School 3. Kutztown Area Middle School Tower Building 1. Shady Side Academy Middle School 2. Sewickley Academy Middle School 3. Welsh Valley Middle School Wheeled Vehicle 1. Sewickley Academy Middle School 2. Wyoming Area Secondary Center 3. Bala Cynwyd Middle School Write It Do It 1. Fleetwood Middle School 2. Chichester Middle School 3. Exeter Township Middle School Division C Astronomy 1. Penncrest High School 2. Harriton High School 3. Shady Side Academy High School Boomilever 1. Penncrest High School 2. Harriton High School 3. Lehighton Area High School Chemistry Lab 1. Penncrest High School 2. Spring Grove Area Sr. High School 3. Harriton High School Circuit Lab 1. Conestoga High School 2. Harriton High School 3. Penncrest High School Designer Genes 1. Penncrest High School 2. Conestoga High School 3. State College Area High School Disease Detectives 1. Shady Side Academy High School 2. Penncrest High School 3. Allentown Central Catholic High School Ecology 1. Harriton High School 2. Warren Area High School 3. Shady Side Academy High School Entomology 1. Shady Side Academy High School 2. Penncrest High School 3. Athens Area High School Experimental Design 1. Harriton High School 2. Hershey High School 3. Lower Merion High School Fermi Questions 1. Spring Grove Area Sr. High School 2. Perkiomen Valley High School 3. Penncrest High School Five-Star Science 1. Spring Grove Area Sr. High School 2. Lower Merion High School 3. Plymouth Whitemarsh High School Food Science 1. Conestoga High School 2. Harriton High School 3. Penncrest High School Forensics 1. Harriton High School 2. Shady Side Academy High School 3. Bishop McDevitt High School Health Science 1. Harriton High School 2. Allentown Central Catholic High School 3. Penncrest High School Oceanography 1. Harriton High School 2. Penncrest High School 3. Conestoga High School Physics Lab 1. Penncrest High School 2. Conestoga High School 3. Fleetwood Area High School Remote Sensing 1. Harriton High School 2. Penncrest High School 3. Exeter Township Senior High School Robot Ramble 1. Penncrest High School 2. Harriton High School 3. North East High School Rocks and Minerals 1. Lower Merion High School 2. Harriton High School 3. Shady Side Academy High School Scrambler 1. Penncrest High School 2. Lehighton Area High School 3. Allentown Central Catholic High School Sounds of Music 1. Plymouth Whitemarsh High School 2. Harriton High School 3. State College Area High School The Wright Stuff 1. Athens Area High School 2. Kutztown AreaHigh School 3. Bishop McDevitt High School Write It Do It 1. Harriton High School 2. Kutztown Area High School 3. Bishop McDevitt High School

Contact John Wall at wallj@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3132 for more information.