Local Students to Compete in Science Olympiad National Tournament

HONOLULU (KHNL) -- Students from Farrington High School have earned a spot in the 24th annual Science Olympaid National Tournament.

More than 2,000 middle and high school students from 46 states are expected to take part in the academic interscholastic competition.

The Science Olympiad will consist of a series of team events, which students prepare during the year.  It is devoted to improving the quality of science education, increasing student interest in science and providing recognition for outstanding achievement in science education.

"A sound science education is important, and the nation's continued good fortune depends on the practical application of science as we use our broad knowledge and skills to solve difficult problems," said Kathy Melvin, Science Olympiad tournament director. "We will be looking to these students in the future to continue to add to our nation's legacy as a worldwide technology leader."

The tournament will be held on May 30 and 31 at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.