Science Olympiad starts for the school year


Science Olympiad is starting once again for the 2014-2015 school year with new members and new advisers.

Science teachers Lynn Zimmerman and Beth Schiel are the new advisers for this year.

“The science teachers have taken turns being the advisers the past few years,” Zimmerman said. “Ms. Schiel and I are going to take on this project this time.”

Currently, the goal is to get the team filled.

“We are trying to fill up every event,” Zimmerman said. “We still have a few spots left. If anyone is interested, please let us know.”

Science Olympiad competes with other schools in events such as “Bridge Building”, “Anatomy and Physiology”, “Entomology” and many more.

“We know students are busy, so we put students in events that they are interested in,” Zimmerman said. “We would give the students what they need to look over to prepare for their event.”

Meetings are every Thursday during seminar in Schiel’s room.

“Events are usually done as a team or a pair,” Zimmerman said. “It’s fun to be able to work with other people.”

First and second places at regionals will be able to move on to the State competition at Wichita State.

“We don’t just need book smart students,” Zimmerman said. “We need students who love science, who are creative and resourceful.”