Regional Science Olympiad set for March 3 at Spring Hill College

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 11:30am

Mobile, Ala. – Five high schools and eight middle schools will send teams to the Regional Science Olympiad at Spring Hill College on Saturday, March 3. Designed like the traditional Olympics, students participate in competitions in science and math. A series of 23 events, in both the middle and high school divisions, involves disciplines such as biology, astronomy, chemistry, engineering and ecology, to name a few.

At the high school level (grades 9-12) teams from the following schools will participate:

  • Bayside Academy
  • 
Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School
  • St. James School (Montgomery)
  • 
Trinity Presbyterian School (Montgomery)
  • UMS-Wright Preparatory School



Middle school teams are:

  • Bay Minette Middle School

  • Brewton Middle School
  • Marion Academy
  • 
St. Paul’s Episcopal School 

  • Cottage Hill Christian Academy
  • 
UMS-Wright Preparatory School
  • Trinity Presbyterian School (Montgomery)
  • W.S. Neal Middle School (Brewton)

Each team has approximately 15 members and a coach. Registration of teams begins at 7 a.m. and the competition concludes at 3:45 p.m. More than 400 students and parents are expected to attend the event. Chevron Products Company, Coca-Cola, and the Mobile Section of the American Chemical Society are co-sponsoring the tournament. Faculty members and students from SHC, University of Mobile, and the University of South Alabama, as well as members of the scientific community will serve as judges of the competition.

For more information on the Science Olympiad at Spring Hill College, contact Dr. Carolyn Simmons at (251) 380-3073 or e-mail csimmons@shc.edu.