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Local students put their science skills to the test

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The 7th Annual Central Pennsylvania Science Olympiad was held Saturday at Millersville University in Lancaster County.
Students from more than 50 middle and high schools from across the area competed in 23 team events.
They used their science skills to compete in fields like genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering and technology.
“It’s not just about keeping them busy; it keeps them thinking as well. They’re out, like, doing the work, studying, you know. With this stuff even if it’s really simple it’s making sure that they’re being productive about it,” says Joseph Charlonis, a Millersville University student.
The top teams in each division will qualify for the State Olympiad at Juniata College in May.