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YVCC Hosts Science Olympiad For Middle School Students

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 YAKIMA, WA.- Middle school students from all over the Yakima Valley gathered at Yakima Valley Community College this afternoon for a science Olympiad, where they were able to test their knowledge on everything science.  

11 local schools assembled for the event, competing for a shot to move on to the state tournament or possibly even the national competition in Florida.

Students were able to test their skills and knowledge in all different areas, including building bridges, bottle rockets, elastic launch gliders, and wheeled vehicles. 

In between competing we spoke with one of students she said competing for a chance to go to the state tournament is exciting but meeting new kids from all over the valley and checking out the different interactive science stations has been her favorite part so far.

“I had a lot of fun with three of my friends but I think if I had to pick my favorite part it would be getting to see the walking sticks,” Taryn Pardini told KNDO.

Event organizer Angie Girard told us they're hoping to grow the event even more next year and include more schools from the Tri-Cities and Ellensburg areas.

“Middle school kids are the most enthusiastic about things like this so we went with the middle school level first we hope to expand to elementary and high school in the future,” Girard said.

Students gathered at four for an awards ceremony, those teams with the best scores will be selected to move on to the state championship.