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Corvallis Middle Schoolers Raise Money for Science Olympiad

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Corvallis Middle School students sell popcorn and chocolate. (KLYQ Photo)
The Corvallis Middle School Science Olympiad team earned a chance to go the National competition in Florida. Now, they just need to get there!

Last Saturday, December 14, and again this Saturday, members of the team will be in front of Chapter One Book Store, selling popcorn and chocolate (see photo).

The 14 sixth, seventh and eighth graders and their coaches won first place in the recent State Science Olympiad in Bozeman at Montana University. The November win made them the Montana representative at the National Science Olympiad tournament May 16 and 17 at Orlando, Florida.

The team competes in 14 different subjects, including astronomy, forensics, geology, and more. The tournaments consist of a series of team events. In the state contests, they built helicopters, mousetrap vehicles and musical instruments.

The goal for the team is $20,000 and part of that money will come Mary Essen’s January presentation of “Around the World in 90 Minutes.” Essen, a nationally recognized speaker, lives in the valley and will donate the admission charges to the team. His show is a combination lecture, slide show, theater and comedy, based on his book, ‘Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents.”

The show will be January 18th at 6 p.m. in the Corvallis High School old gym, with $5 adult admission and $3 for kids. Those under 8 years old will be admitted free.

If you’d like to make a donation, call Amanda at (406) 961-3007.

You can also make your (tax deductible) donation at:

  • Corvallis Middle School c/o Science Olympiad
  • P.O. Box 700
  • Corvallis MT 59828
  • Checks should be made out to: Corvallis Middle School

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