Fri Oct 31 06:01:18 PDT 2014
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Wallace Community College to Host Annual Science Decathlon
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Dothan, Ala. – Wallace Community College will host the Second Annual Wallace Community College Science Decathlon on February 20, 2015. This free event allows local schools to showcase their students’ talents with both hands-on events and written tests. Students in grades 6-12 will compete in events that are designed to give students hands-on experience in Life Science, Earth Science, Chemistry, Physical Science, and Forensics Science. The event is designed to create a passion for learning science concepts. Each school may register one team, with up to fifteen members, in each of the two divisions. The competition is designed for grades 6-9 (Division I) and grades 10-12 (Division II). Teams in each division will send two team members to each of the nine academic events and four team members to the quiz bowl portion of the event. Participating schools will be competing for various awards and trophies as well as scholarship opportunities. Trophies will be given for first through third place as well as the quiz bowl winner. Awards will be given to schools with the top score in life science, earth science, chemistry, physical science and forensics science. In addition, a $1500 Wallace Community College Scholarship will be awarded to the student with the highest overall score in Division II. While students are engaged in fun activities and competitions, accompanying teachers will be treated to two free professional development sessions. For a complete information packet and instructions on how to register for this free event, please email us at sciencedecathlon@wallace.edu. Only 21 teams will be accepted in each division. Registration for the Second Annual Science Decathlon will end December 15, 2014.

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