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Paulding’s Science Olympiad teams to compete at state
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Wednesday, March 27, 2013 11:58 AM

The Paulding Middle School and High School Science Olympiad teams placed in the regional tournament held March 23 at Defiance College.

Paulding Middle School won the championship, and Paulding High School finished in third place, qualifying both for state finals.

The teams of 15 students were coached by Krisi Williams, Marilyn Gangwer, Bill Gangwer and Jeanne Windsor.

The teams competed individually or in groups in a series of 23 events testing members’ knowledge of science skills, processes, and applications in a wide range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, physics, technology, earth science and mathematics.

Both teams will advance to the state finals at the Ohio State University in Columbus on April 27, where 40 junior and 40 senior high school teams will compete. The winner in each division will spar in the National Science Olympiad Tournament, which will be held at Wright State University, Dayton, on May 17-18.

Sponsored by Ohio State University, the Ohio Science Olympiad is an academic, interscholastic competition designed to increase student interest in the STEM disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and to improve the quality of science education. Nationally, over 350,000 students are involved in the Science Olympiad program.