USD readies for 29th annual S.D. Science Olympiad State Tournament

Seventeen South Dakota middle schools and high schools will compete in the 29th annual South Dakota Science Olympiad State Tournament on Saturday, March 23 at the University of South Dakota.

The schools scheduled to participate are Brookings High School, Dakota Valley Middle School and High School (North Sioux City), Madison Middle School and High School, Mickelson Middle School (Brookings), Missouri Valley Christian Academy (Yankton), Mitchell High School, Sacred Heart Middle School (Yankton), Spearfish Middle School and High School, Todd County High School (Mission), Tri-Valley Middle School and High School (Colton), Vermillion Middle School, and Yankton Middle School and High School. In addition to the ongoing individual challenges and team events, there will be open house activities during the day, including a presentation by Sanford Research.

The state tournament will involve more than 225 middle school and high school students competing in several science events. The top teams from each division will be invited to the 2013 National Science Olympiad Tournament in May. All events for the Science Olympiad are determined at the national level.

For the state tournament, faculty, staff and students from USD organize and judge the events.

A schedule of events is available at

For a brief description of the events, visit

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