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Pennsylvania Science Olympiad Results from Juniata College

(Posted April 28, 2003)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Stroudsburg Junior High School and Shady Side Academy Middle School finished first and second respectively in Division B of the 2003 Pennsylvania Science Olympiad State Finals held Friday, April 25, at Juniata College.

Harriton High School finished first, and Lower Merion High School finished second in Division C of the 2003 Science Olympiad State Finals..

All four teams will advance to the National Science Olympiad Finals May 10 at Ohio State University. In 2004, Juniata College will host the National Science Olympiad. 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. Stroudsburg Junior High took the top team prize in Division B followed by second-place winner Shady Side Academy Middle School, third-place winner Bala Cynwyd Middle School, fourth-place winner Fleetwood Middle School and fifth-place winner Kane Area Middle School.

Harriton High School took the Division C title followed by second-place finisher Lower Merion High School. The third-place winner was Penncrest High School; the fourth-place winner was Bishop McDevitt High School; and the fifth-place winner was State College Area 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.

Juniata College was chosen as the site of the Pennsylvania tournament, in part, because of its recognized and ongoing commitment to the teaching of science. For more information about the Science Olympiad, visit the Science Olympiad Web site, www.soinc.org


A complete list of the first- through third-place finishers in each of the 46 events will follow this press release:

Science Olympiad Results:

B Division:
Balloon Race
1. Danville Middle School
2. Peirce Middle School
3. Kane Area Middle School

Bottle Rocket
1. Finley Middle School
2. Wyoming Area Middle School
3. Stroudsburg Junior High School

Bridge Building
1. Stroudsburg Junior High School
2. Camp Hill Middle School
3. Shady Side Academy Middle School

Can't Judge a Powder
1. Shady Side Academy Middle School
2. Unami Middle School
3. Fleetwood Junior High School

Dynamic Planet
1. Bla Cynwyd Middle School
2. Stetson Middle School
3. Stroudsburg Junior High School

Egg Drop
1. Bala Cynwyd Middle School
2. Stroudsburg Junior High School
3. Shady Side Academy Middle School

Experimental Design
1. Bishop McDevitt Junior High School
2. Welsh Valley Middle School
3. Shady Side Academy Middle School

Feathered Frenzy
1. Shady Side Academy Middle School
2. Stroudsburg Junior High School
3. DuBois Area Middle School

Fossils
1. DuBois Area Middle School
2. Kane Area Middle School
3. Stroudsburg Junior High School

Life Science Process
1. Stroudsburg Junior High School
2. Bishop McDevitt Junior High School
3. Shady Side Academy Middle School

Meteorology
1. Bala Cynwyd Middle School
2. Stroudsburg Junior High School
3. Wilson Southern Junior High School

Metric Estimation
1. Fleetwood Middle School
2. Wilson Southern Junior High School
3. Dallas Middle School

Mission Possible
1. Shady Side Academy Middle School
2. Stroudsburg Junior High School
3. Bala Cynwyd Middle School

Picture This
1. Bala Cynwyd Middle School
2. Stroudsburg Junior High Middle School
3. Ford City Junior/Senior High School

Reach for the Stars
1. Peirce Middle School
2. DuBois Area Middle School
3. Shady Side Academy Middle School

Road Scholar
1. DuBois Area Middle School
2. East Hills Middle School
3. Stroudsburg Junior High School

Robo-Billiards
1. Shady Side Academy Middle School
2. Spring Ford Middle School
3. Welsh Valley Middle School

Science Crime Busters
1. Stroudsburg Junior High School
2. Bala Cynwyd Middle School
3. Wyoming Area Middle School

Science of Fitness
1. Stroudsburg Junior High School
2. Bala Cynwyd Middle School
3. Fleetwood Area Middle School

Water Quality
1. Shady Side Academy Middle School
2. Ford City Junior/Senior School
3. Stetson Middle School

The Wright Stuff
1. Bala Cynwyd Middle School
2. Kane Area Middle School
3. Shady Side Academy Middle School

Write It-Do It
1. J. R. Fugett Middle School
2. Bala Cynwyd Middle School
3. Carroll Middle School


Division C

Boomilever
1. Wyoming Area High School
2. Kutztown Area High School
3. Stroudsburg High School

Bottle Rocket
1. Lower Merion High School
2. Penncrest High School
3. Warren Area High School

Cell Biology
1. Harriton High School
2. Penncrest High School
3. State College Area High School

Chemistry Lab
1. State College Area High School
2. Pittston Area High School
3. Shippensburg Senior High School

Compute This
1. Friends Central School
2. Plum Senior High School
3. Bishop McDevitt High School

Disease Detectives
1. Clarion Area High School
2. Plum Senior High School
3. State College Area High School

Designer Genes
1. State College Area High School
2. Harriton High School
3. Lower Merion High School

Dynamic Planet
1. Lower Merion High School
2. Bishop McDevitt School
3. State College Area High School

Experimental Design
1. Harriton High School
2. State College Area High School
3. Lower Merion High School

Feathered Frenzy
1. State College Area High School
2. Bishop McDevitt High School
3. Lower Merion High School

Fossils
1. Lower Merion High School
2. Harriton High School
3. State College Area High School

Mission Possible
1. Lower Merion High School
2. Penncrest High School
3. Harriton High School

Physics Lab
1. State College Area High School
2. Harriton High School
3. Wyoming Area High School

Polymer Detectives
1. Harriton High School
2. Wyoming Area High School
3. Kutztown Area High School

Qualitative Analysis
1. Harriton High School
2. Friends Central School
3. Bishop McDevitt High School

Reach For the Stars
1. Harriton High School
2. Lower Merion High School
3. Bishop McDevitt High School

Remote Sensing
1. State College Area High School
2. Penncrest High School
3. West Chester East High School

Robot Ramble
1. Bishop McDevitt High School
2. Harriton High School
3. Lower Merion High School

Science of Fitness
1. Stroudsburg High School
2. State College Area High School
3. Harriton High School

Sounds of Music
1. Lower Merion High School
2. Penncrest High School
3. Pittston Area High School

The Wright Stuff
1. Harriton High School
2. Lower Merion High School
3. Kutztown Area High School

Write It-Do It
1. Hazleton Area High School
2. West Chester East High School
3. Greater Latrobe High School


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