by Marisa Wolfe

SOCORRO, N.M., January 8, 2001-- The New Mexico Science Olmpiad is gearing up for another exciting series of competitions! Each year, over 1,000 New Mexico students participate in Science Olympiad events statewide. These students compete individually and as teams in brain teaser and science knowledge events such as Cell biology, Water Quality, Disease Detectives, and Reach for the Stars.

Students across the state are now in training, toning their brains and honing their skills to compete in their school's Olympiad. Successful competitors will then move to one of five regional competitions, as part of a team representing their school. Regional competitions begin January 20.

Schools qualifying at the regional level will be invited to compete at the state level. These exceptional minds will meet on the campus of New Mexico Tech on Saturday, February 24, for a challenging day of competition. The top two teams successfuly competing at the state competition will win an expenses paid trip to Colorado Springs to compete against some of the finest minds
in the nation in the Science Olympiad Finals.

Support your local Olympians! Call the New Mexico Science Olympiad office at (505) 835-5678 for more information.