Science Olympiad competitions are like academic track meets, consisting of aseries of 23 team events in each division (Division B is middle school;Division C is high school). Each year, a portion of the events arerotated to reflect the ever-changing nature of genetics, earth science,chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering and technology. By combining events from all disciplines, Science Olympiad encourages awide cross-section of students to get involved. Emphasis is placed on active,hands-on group participation. Through Science Olympiad, students,teachers, parents, principals and business leaders bond together and worktoward a shared goal.
Teamwork is a required skill in most scientific careers today, and ScienceOlympiad encourages group learning by designing events that forge alliances. In Elevated Bridge, an engineering whiz and a kid from wood shop canbecome gold medalists. Similarly, a talented builder and a student with a goodscience vocabulary can excel in Write It Do It, one of Science Olympiad's mostpopular events.
The culmination of more than 240 regional and state tournaments is theScience Olympiad National Tournament, held at a different university everyyear. This rotating system gives kids a chance to visit new parts of thecountry, to tour colleges they might consider for their undergraduate studies,and provides a memorable experience to last a lifetime.
MillersburgArea School District has been competing since 2008-2009 in Division B (grades6-9) and since 2010-2011 in Division C (grades 9-12). Each Division team is permitted to have 15students participate at the Regional and State competitions.