July 22, 2015
Educational Service Unit 10 had more than 400 students from 20 Nebraska schools attend the Regional Science Olympiad competition at the University of Nebraska at Kearney on March 24, 2015. Students competed in active, hands-on group events that range from bridge building to wheeled vehicles – 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. Students, teachers, coaches, principals and parents bond together and work toward a shared goal.
Participating schools from Middle School or Jr. High and Senior High levels include Alma, Anselmo-Merna, Axtell, Central Valley, Elba, Elm Creek, Elwood, Grand Island Northwest, Gothenburg, Loup City, Ogallala, Omaha Skutt, Ord, Paxton, Pleasanton, Ravenna, SEM, Hastings St. Cecilia, St. Paul, and York.
Thank you to the teachers who serve as coaches as well as judges for this competition. Together we work to make this an educational, fun and successful tournament for the students. The 2016 ESU 10 Regional Science Olympiad is scheduled for Monday, March 21st at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. If you have any questions please contact Dianah Steinbrink at firstname.lastname@example.org.