MEDIA ALERT FOR THIS FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2004
Contact: Abigail Fota, College Relations Associate - Media, 610-740-3790
CEDAR CREST COLLEGE'S
22nd ANNUAL BIOLOGY OLYMPICS RECOGNIZES OUTSTANDING ACHIEVMENT IN BIOLOGY
10 Area High Schools To Take Part in Annual Science Event
Allentown, PA (March 31, 2004) - Local high school students will once again "go for the gold" - in the science lab - on Friday, April 2, 2004 at Cedar Crest College's 22nd Annual Biology Olympics. Each year the Biology Olympics challenges high school students to demonstrate their knowledge in biology while simultaneously encouraging interest in all the sciences.
The day-long competition features group and individual events for 10 area high school teams. Students will face off in a Biology Bowl, patterned after the popular College Bowl question and answer format. Participants also get the chance to use their critical thinking skills in an experimental design competition. Other events include Trivia Contests, Scavenger Hunts and individual events in ecology, genetics, botany, zoology and human anatomy and physiology.. The day ends with an Olympic Awards Ceremony honoring the top scoring schools.
The Biology Olympics at Cedar Crest College take place from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with most activities taking place in the Science Center and the Alumnae Hall Auditorium. The Scavenger Hunts will take place on the College's Quadrangle.
The Biology Olympics at Cedar Crest is one of many events at Cedar Crest designed to encourage middle school and high school students to excel in math and science.
*Interviews with high school students, teachers and participating Cedar Crest faculty and science majors.
*Photo/Video opportunities of various events (Scavenger Hunt will make a great visual).
*Best time for media arrival is between 10:00 and 11:30 a.m.
A list of participating schools and a schedule of events follows on the next page. For more information, call the College Relations Office at Cedar Crest at 610-740-3790.
Allentown Central Catholic High School
Kutztown Area High School
MMI Preparatory School
Northern Lehigh High School
Pleasant Valley High School
Saucon Valley High School
Southern Lehigh High School
Whitehall High School
Wilson Area High School
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Event, Location and Times
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. 11:30 a.m. - Noon
**Biology Bowl Alumnae Hall 9:10 - 9:50 a.m.
Auditorium 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
10: 45 - 11:15 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - Noon
**Individual Events Science Center 106 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Trivia 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Science Center 118 11:30 a.m. - Noon
**Experimental Alumnae Hall 9:10 - 9:50 a.m.
Design Little Theatre
Science Center 118 10:00 - 10:40 a.m.
FINAL AWARDS CEREMONY - ALL TEAMS AND COACHES
ALUMNAE HALL AUDITORIUM, 1:25 - 2:00 P.M.
For more information, please contact the College Relations Office at 610-740-3790.
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College Relations Associate - Media