2015 Pennsylvania Science Olympiad State Finals held April 25 at Juniata College. This year marked the 24th year Juniata College has hosted the state finals.

The state competition brought more than 1,000 high school and middle school students from across the state to the Juniata campus.

Attendees were divided into two divisions -- Division B (grades 6-9) and Division C (grades 9-12). Teams attending the state finals at Juniata qualified by being among the top place-finishers at regional competitions. There were five regional competitions held in Pennsylvania in March and April.

The Science Olympiad State Finals highlighted the deductive and reasoning skills of some of the best science students in Pennsylvania.

The goals of the Science Olympiad, a non-profit organization, are to improve the quality of science education, increase student interest in science and recognize outstanding achievement in science education. The Science Olympiad involved, nationwide, more than 1 million elementary and secondary school students in classroom activities, workshops and tournaments.

For more information about the Science Olympiad, visit www.soinc.org.

Science Olympiad Results Included the following local schools:

Division CAnatomy and Physiology

1. Conestoga High School2. Harriton High School

3. Stroudsburg High SchoolAstronomy

1. Harriton High School2. Penncrest High School

3. Conestoga High SchoolCell Biology

1. Norwin High School SW2. Conestoga High School

3. Central York High SchoolChemistry Lab

1. Conestoga School2. Harrington High School

3. Bayard Rustin High SchoolDynamic Planet

1. Harriton High School2. Conestoga High School

3. Bayard Rustin High SchoolExperimental Design

1. Penncrest High School2. Harriton High School

3. Conestoga High SchoolGeologic Mapping

1. Conestoga High School2. Shadyside Academy High School

3. Bayard Rustin High SchoolProtein Modeling

1. Harriton High School2. Conestoga High School

3. Elizabethtown Area High School

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