Spring Hill College to host Regional Science Olympiad Feb. 22

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 3:30pm
Science Olympiad

MOBILE, Ala. – On Saturday, Feb. 22, Spring Hill College will host the Regional Science Olympiad tournament for the 5th consecutive year. Two hundred eighty-five students from seven middle schools and six high schools in Alabama will compete in a series of events centered on science and technology. The events will take place at various locations across campus, including Yancey Hall, Deignan Hall, Moorer Hall, Byrne Memorial Hall, Yenni Hall, the Student Center, and the Arthur R. Outlaw Recreation Center.

Registration of teams begins at 7 a.m. and the competition concludes at 3:45 p.m. Coca-Cola and the Mobile Section of the American Chemical Society are co-sponsoring the tournament. Faculty members and students from Spring Hill College, University of Mobile, and the University of South Alabama, as well as members of the scientific community will serve as judges of the competition.

Spring Hill College will offer a $1,000 scholarship ($500 per semester) renewable for up to eight semesters of full-time undergraduate enrollment to each member of the Division B and Division C Gold Medal teams competing in the 2014 Regional Science Olympiad Tournament.

Participating schools:

Middle Schools

  • Brewton Middle School
  • Cottage Hill Christian Academy
  • Prattville Christian Academy
  • St. Paul's Episcopal School
  • Trinity Presbyterian School (Montgomery)
  • UMS-Wright Preparatory School
  • W.S. Neal Middle School (Brewton) 

High Schools

  • Alabama School of Math and Science
  • Fairhope High School
  • Prattville Christian Academy
  • St. James School (Montgomery)
  • Trinity Presbyterian School
  • UMS-Wright Preparatory School

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