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Nine Area High Schools Take Part in Science Event Held on April 13, 2007


Allentown, PA (April 13, 2007) - High school students from twelve area high schools went for the gold, in the science lab, during Cedar Crest College's 25th Annual Biology Olympics. Each year, the Biology Olympics challenges students to demonstrate their knowledge of biology while encouraging interest in all areas of science as well.

The day-long competition featured group and individual events. Students competed in a Biology Bowl patterned after the popular College Bowl question and answer format. Participants also used their critical thinking skills in an experimental design competition, which required students to submit a written plan of action detailing a solution to a given biological problem. Other events included a trivia contest, a scavenger hunt and individual events in ecology, genetics, botany, zoology and human anatomy and physiology. The day ended with an "Olympic Awards Ceremony" honoring the top scoring schools.

The Biology Olympics is one of many events at Cedar crest designed to encourage high school students to excel in math and science. Competing schools included: Allentown Central Catholic, Catasauqua High School, Emmaus High School, Northern Lehigh High School, Philipsburg High School, Parkland High School, Pleasant Valley High School , Pocono Mountain High School, Southern Lehigh High School, William Allen High School, Wilson Area High School, and Whitehall High School.

Biology Olympics Results
Winning High School
Teams at the 25th Annual Biology Olympics


Overall Winners: (Teams finishing with the most points)

First Place:                                             Phillipsburg High School
Second Place:                                       Allentown Central Catholic High School
Third Place:                                           Emmaus High School


Individual Event Winners:  (Teams with individuals scoring the most points in a given event)

Anatomy and Physiology:                  Phillipsburg High School
Botany:                                                  Pocono Mountain High School
Ecology:                                                Southern Lehigh High School
Genetics:                                              Allentown Central Catholic High School
Zoology:                                                Emmaus High School

Team Event Winners: (Teams scoring the most points collectively in a given event)

Trivia:                                                    Whitehall High School
Scavenger Hunt:                                 Wilson Area High School
Biology Bowl:                                       Allentown Central Catholic High School
Experimental Design:                        Phillipsburg High School

For more information, please contact the College Relations Office at 610-740-3790.


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