Cathedral School wins regional Science Olympiad at Co-Lin

Published 11:21 pm Saturday, February 16, 2019

Special to the Democrat

NATCHEZ — Cathedral School won the Mississippi Southwest Regional Science Olympiad hosted at Copiah-Lincoln Community College’s Natchez campus Saturday.

The Olympiad consists of various competitions involving chemistry, earth and space science, technology, life sciences and natural sciences.

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Thirteen high school and middle school teams consisting of approximately 200 students from local and regional schools competed in 24 events.

“We are delighted to host the Southwest Regional Science Olympiad at the Co-Lin Natchez Campus,” Natchez campus Vice President Teresa Busby said. “Praveen Ramaraju and Denise Thibodeaux have done an outstanding job of scheduling the events, securing knowledgeable judges and preparing the campus. It was a joy to watch these outstanding middle and high school students compete in the sciences.”

Science Olympiad Incorporated, a non-profit organization, began in 1984 and has become internationally recognized. Competition. Tournaments and non-competitive events stimulate interest in various sciences that build a technologically literate workforce. These tournaments and events take place on district, county, state and national levels.

Overall winners of this year’s competition in the middle school division are Bailey APAC, third place; Parklane Academy, second place; and Germantown Middle School, first place. In the high school division, the overall winners are Parklane Academy, third place; Northwest Rankin, second place; and Cathedral School, first place.

Cathedral will go on to compete in the State Science Olympiad on March 22 in Hattiesburg.