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Corvallis, Helena take top spots in Science Olympiad at MSU

December 10, 2013 -- By MSU News Service

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BOZEMAN – Corvallis Middle School and Helena High School took home top honors during the Montana Science Olympiad held recently at Montana State University.

In the Division C (high schools) competition, Helena High School took the top spot, followed by runner-up Corvallis High School and third-place Fergus High School. Among the small schools, North Toole County High School finished in first place.

In the Division B (middle schools) competition, in a continuing tradition of success at the annual Thanksgiving week event, Corvallis Middle School took first place. Clancy Middle School earned a second-place finish and Big Timber came in third. Among the small schools, Big Sandy Junior High took first place.

The all-day tournament brought 94 teams to Bozeman from across the state to compete in a series of 28 individual and team events, balanced between the various science disciplines of biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, computers and technology. The competition also offers a balance between events requiring knowledge of science facts, concepts, processes, skills and science applications.

Over the course of the past three decades the Montana Science Olympiad, which is hosted by the Science Math Resource Center at MSU, has been devoted to improving the quality of science education, increasing student interest in science and providing recognition for outstanding achievement in science education by both students and teachers.

For more information, visit the Montana Science Olympiad webpage.

Contact: Bruna Irene Grimberg, (406) 994-7612,