April 20, 2012
Educational Service Unit 10 had more than 400 students from 18 area schools attend the 23rd Annual Regional Science Olympiad competition held at the University of Nebraska, Kearney on March 20, 2012. Students competed in 20 hands-on group activities that ranged from mouse trap vehicles to bottle rockets and science crime busters - all of which tests the students' science knowledge and engineering skills.
One of Science Olympiad's main goals is to bring academic competition to the same level of recognition and praise normally reserved for athletic competitions. Much like a football or soccer team, competitive Science Olympiad teams prepare throughout the year for tournaments.
Participating schools from Middle School or Jr. High and Senior High levels included Alma, Anselmo- Merna, Arcadia, Elba, Gothenburg, Grand Island Northwest, Kearney Catholic, Lexington, Loup City, North Loup-Scotia, Omaha Skutt Catholic, Ord, Paxton, Ravenna, SEM (Sumner-Eddyville-Miller), Spalding, and St. Paul.