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Langley High Students Compete in Science Olympiad

Students from Langley High School have won the Virginia State Science Olympiad and have earned a spot in the 24th annual Science Olympiad National Tournament to be held May 30-31, 2008, at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. More than 2,000 middle and high school students and their teachers from 46 states are expected to gather at GW to take part in the rigorous academic interscholastic competition. Students participating in the tournament from Langley High School include Arthur Han, Kevin Kennedy, Hwan Kim, Issac Kwon, Stephanie Liao, Matt Nazari, Jin Park, Jon Park, Nathan Park, Samantha Powell, Alison Shin, Amanda Steffy, Tiffany Tsai, Nate Wilson, and Victor Yang.

Sponsored by GW and DuPont, the Science Olympiad National Tournament will consist of a series of team events, which students prepare for during the year. The challenging and motivational activities, which are aligned with the National Science Standards, are well balanced between the various science disciplines of biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, and technology and require knowledge of science concepts, process skills, and science applications.