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Local Science Olympiad Winners Announced

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Some high school students can take a bow! The winners of the 3rd annual New York State Scientific Olympiad competition have been released.

Congratulations to Vestal High School who earned first place followed by Maine-Endwell in second and Chenango Forks in third out of more than 14 teams in the competition.

The Scientific Olympiad is dedicated to improving the quality of science education in grades 6 through 12, recognizing outstanding achievement in science and technology.

And Binghamton University hosted the event this year.

Rich Townsend, science teacher at Sidney said, "This is a great experience to take away to college. It gives them good problem solving skills and a lot of what they do here they can take away and use later in life."

Hannah Cronk, PHD student at BU said, "I did not have the opportunity to do anything like this in high school but I really wish I did because it looks likes a lot of fun and looks like the students are gaining a lot from it."

Binghamton University says they hope to expand the competition to include more schools in the future.