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Contact: Allison Goodin, College Relations Associate - Media, 610-740-3790

 

PHILLIPSBURG, WILSON, AND POCONO MOUNTAIN ARE TOPS AT CEDAR CREST'S 26TH ANNUAL BIOLOGY OLYMPICS

Fourteen Area High Schools Take Part in Science Event Held on April 18, 2008

 

Allentown, PA (April 18, 2008) - High school students from fourteen area high schools went for the gold, in the science lab, during Cedar Crest College's 26th 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, Bethlehem Catholic High School, Catasauqua High School, Nazareth High School, Northampton Area High School, Northern Lehigh High School, Phillipsburg High School, Pleasant Valley High School , Pocono Mountain High School, Salisbury High School, Southern Lehigh High School, Tulpehocken Jr./Sr. High School, William Allen High School, and Wilson Area High School.

Biology Olympics Results
Winning High School
Teams at the 26th Annual Biology Olympics 

   
Overall Winners: (Teams finishing with the most points)
First Place:
Phillipsburg High School
Second Place:
Wilson Area High School
Third Place:
Pocono Mountain High School

 

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

Anatomy and Physiology:
Pocono Mountain High School
Botany:
Phillipsburg High School
Ecology:
Phillipsburg High School
Genetics:
Southern Lehigh High School
Zoology:
Wilson Area High School

 

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

Trivia:
Phillipsburg High School
Scavenger Hunt:
Wilson Area High School
Biology Bowl:
Phillipsburg High School
Experimental Design:
Nazareth High School

 

 

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