EGSC Hosted Regional Science Olympiad 2014
East Georgia State College hosted the Regional Division C (High School level) Science Olympiad on Saturday, February 15. The Science Olympiad is a nationally recognized program for enhancing science education and interest in science. It is a science competition for teams of up to 15 students competing in 23 different age related events over the course of the day covering the areas of chemistry, biology, mathematics, physics, and engineering. The Science Olympiad was directed by EGSC’s Associate Professor of Chemistry, Dr. Paul Cerpovicz. “This is the fifth Olympiad hosted by EGSC since 2008. Each event has been bigger and better than before! The enthusiasm and excitement that the participating students have for science and mathematics is wonderful to see. This year’s Olympiad went great and I heard only wonderful comments from coaches and students who were here. Some of the teams had been here before and some were new but they ALL love to come to EGSC,” commented Dr. Cerpovicz.
The overall winners for this year’s Olympiad were:
5th place: Augusta Area Homeschoolers
4th place: Appling County High School
3rd place: South Effingham High School
2nd place: Valwood High School
1st place: Lakeside High School
The top three schools will be competing at the state competition at Southern Polytechnic State University on March 22.