Middle schools students from all over the Greater Binghamton area competed in an all day Science "Olympiad" tournament.

Now these students were from Horseheads, Maine Endwell, Johnson City, Chenango Forks and Seton. They participated in more than 20 science-related events.

Each event was in a different category.

Some such categories included biology, chemistry, earth science or map reading. Students were to select one of these categories and their specialty to compete in.

"Students who get involved in this really have to like science and that's what the goal is, to really promote science with this age group. So, it's great because their is a Science Olympiad where you can go as low as elementary," said Jim Tokos, Regional Director for Southern Region Division B Science Olympiad.

According to the rules, 15 students in a group are to be counted for the final score.

the winners will then move on to states in Syracuse this April.