Counting Down to the 2018 Science Olympics

There’s less than a month to go before NLPS students are put to the test at the 2018 Science Olympics.

Over 330 students in grades 6 to 9 are prepared to use their teamwork, problem-solving, creativity and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) skills to compete in a series of interactive challenges at the Bonnyville and District Centennial Centre on April 12.

“The Science Olympics are a wonderful opportunity for our students to showcase what they have learned in our classrooms and interact with their peers from throughout the division,” said Board Chair Arlene Hrynyk. “This is an event that always generates a high level of excitement and it’s great to see our students engaged in learning.”

The 2018 Science Olympics will take place at the Centennial Centre in Bonnyville from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Spectators will not be allowed on the competition floor.

Sponsors for this year’s event include Devon Canada, Cenovus Energy, Canadian Natural, Britton’s Your Independent Grocer, Edcon Power Tongs, Imperial, The Stitchin’ Man, Spatial Technologies, Lac La Biche Post. Northern Lights would also like to thank Terry Colosimo and Evan Hendry for their participation on the Science Olympic Challenge Committee.

“Once again, our community partners have been absolutely generous with their support of this initiative and we can’t thank them enough for their assistance,” said Hrynyk. “Opportunities like this would not be available for our students if we did not receive such amazing support from our communities.”