The greatest minds in high school science compete at NCC
Gliders, electric vehicles, disease detectives, invasive species experts and other science afficiandos swarmed Northampton Community College on March 4 as area high school students participated in the annual Science Olympiad competition. The Science Olympiad is a tournament of rigorous academic interscholastic competitions that consist of a series of individual and team events.
Sixteen area high schools participated in the Science Olympiad: William Allen, Bethlehem Catholic, Central Catholic, East Stroudsburg North, East Stroudsburg South, Emmaus, Freedom, Lehighton, Liberty, Nazareth, Parkland, Pleasant Valley, Pocono Mountain East, Pocono Mountain West, Stroudsburg, and Whitehall. The competition was broken up into three divisions: Mountain Valley Conference, Lehigh Valley Conference, and Overall.
Schools competed against other schools in their regions, and then for overall bragging rights. The day finished with an awards ceremony at which the winners were announced:
First Place: Stroudsburg
Second Place: Parkland
Third Place: Central Catholic
If you are a student who is considering studying science, math, technology or other related programs in college, you'll want to learn more about the SMaRT Scholars program at NCC. The College will provide scholarships that cover all tuition, book costs and other expenses as well as mentoring, tutoring, academic and career support for eligible students pursuing majors in these subjects. You'll find more info and an application at the SMaRT Scholars web page.