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|SOUTHEASTERN HOSTS LOUISIANA SCIENCE OLYMPIAD, APRIL 12
HAMMOND -- More than 400 students
from sixth graders to high school seniors will gather at Southeastern Louisiana
University April 12 for some seriously scientific fun and games.
The students are finalists in
the state Science Olympiad, which Southeastern hosted for the first time
last year. Twenty-six teams junior high and high school teams were chosen
for the state championship after finishing in the top five at district
Students will compete in several
dozen events that use the format of popular board games, television shows
and athletic games to test their knowledge of science disciplines such
as biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, computers and technology.
The Southeastern Olympiad is
being coordinated by chemistry professor Linda Munchausen, who has recruited
fellow faculty members to supervise the dozens of scientific contests.
“We’re looking forward to having
a great time again this year with these bright, eager future scientists,”
Munchausen said. “The Science Olympiad is a proven success in increasing
student scores and student interest in science – and it’s great public
relations for our profession of science education.”
The Science Olympiad’s opening
ceremony is scheduled for 8:15 a.m. at the Pottle Music Building Auditorium.
The day’s events will end with an awards ceremony at 4:30 p.m., also at
Participating schools are:
ALEXANDRIA: Alexandria Country
Day School, Tioga Middle School.
BATON ROUGE: LSU Laboratory School,
Baton Rouge Magnet High School.
BOUTEE: Hahnville High School.
CECILIA: Cecilia High School.
CHALMETTE: Andrew Jackson High
LAFAYETTE: Paul Breaux Middle
School, Our Lady of Fatima School, Lafayette High
MANDEVILLE: Mandeville High School.
METAIRIE – Meisler Middle School,
Ridgewood Preparatory School, St. Martin’s Episcopal School.
NATCHITOCHES: Louisiana School
for Math, Science and the Arts.
NEW IBERIA: Belle Place Middle
School, New Iberia Senior High School, Westgate High School.
NEW ORLEANS: Louise McGehee School,
St. Paul’s Episcopal School, Benjamin Franklin High School, Mt. Carmel
SHREVEPORT – St. Mark Cathedral
School, C.E. Byrd High School, Caddo Magnet High School, Northwood High
For additional information about
the Louisiana Science Olympiad, call Munchausen at 985-549-3935 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional information is available online at www.selu.edu/msub.
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