AVC hosts week­end Science Olympiad

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LAN­CASTER — An­te­lope Val­ley Col­lege will host hun­dreds of el­e­men­tary through high school stu­dents in the an­nual Aero­space Val­ley Re­gional Science Olympiad com­pe­ti­tion.

Seventy-six teams — 22 with mid­dle school stu­dents, 36 with high school stu­dents, and 18 with el­e­men­tary school stu­dents — are ex­pected to par­tic­i­pate Satur­day.

The mid­dle school and high school teams from Los Angeles County com­pete for the op­por­tu­nity to ad­vance to the South­ern Cal­i­for­nia State Tour­na­ment in April.

The com­pe­ti­tion will be­gin at 8:30 a.m. Satur­day at the col­lege’s Lan­caster cam­pus.

Science Olympiad was founded in 1984 and is one of the pre­mier na­tional science, tech­nol­ogy, engi

neer­ing and math­e­mat­ics com­pe­ti­tions for el­e­men­tary, mid­dle and high school stu­dents.

Each state hosts re­gional tour­na­ments and the win­ners of these tour­na­ments par­tic­i­pate in a statewide event. The win­ners of the state events par­tic­i­pate in the an­nual na­tional com­pe­ti­tion in May. The top three over­all teams from the Aero­space Val­ley Re­gional

will ad­vance to the state com­ple­tion in April at the Cal­i­for­nia In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy cam­pus in Pasadena.

El­e­men­tary school com­peti­tors will par­tic­i­pate in science events such as:

Barge Build­ing, Chop­per Chal­lenge, Pad­dle Boats, Stomp Rocket Chal­lenge and Ten­nis Ball Cat­a­pult. Other sched­uled events in­clude a Code­busters, Crime Busters, Me­te­o­rol­ogy and Reach for the Stars.

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