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Hawai‘i Island Regional Tournament (January 11, 2013) @ UH-Hilo
Kauai Regional Tournament (January 21, 2013) @ Kauai Community College
Maui Regional Tournament (January 12, 2013) @ UH-Maui College
Leeward Regional Tournament (February 2, 2013) @ Leeward Community College
Windward Regional Tournament (January 19, 2013) @ Windward Community College
9th Annual Statewide Tournament (March 2, 2013) @ Leeward Community College
Currently, there are four Science Olympiad divisions: Division A1 (grades K-3); Division A2 (grades 3-6); Division B (grades 6-9); and Division C (grades 9-12). A maximum of five (5) 9th grade (on a Division B team) and seven (7) 12th grade (on a Division C team) students is permitted. Students on the team must be from the membership school; and a school is considered to be a separate school if it has a separate administrator. Recruiting from neighboring schools, districts, counties or states is not permitted. (If you are a home-educated student, please email us at email@example.com) Because middle schools that do not have grades 8 or 9 are at a slight disadvantage, they may invite any combination of up to five (5) of their last year's 7th or 8th grade students to be part of the team. For example:
Any given 8th or 9th grade student can compete at ONLY ONE division level (either B or C, not both). There is no national tournament (nor national membership fee) for Division A elementary schools, but they can initiate local, school district or regional competitions. SCIENCE OLYMPIAD TEAM MEMBERSHIP Since 1985, Science Olympiad has required that all teams (up to 15 members) competing in any Science Olympiad tournament (Invitational, Regional, State or National) must be a member of Science Olympiad and pay the national fee (currently $60 or $4 per student).
There is no exception to this requirement, regardless of what a single team or multiple team from the same school is called (Varsity, Junior Varsity, Alternate Team, Extra Team, Team Two, Team B, etc.). If a school does permit multiple teams from the same school, Science Olympiad recommends that the best team or at least the best members from the school be permitted to advance to the next level of competition. No school, region or state Science Olympiad organization is allowed to alter or amend these national membership requirements. Please see the Science Olympiad Copyright Statement outlining use of Science Olympiad Rules and procedures at sanctioned tournaments. Members are asked to pay only a small fraction of the approximately $290 annual cost to support each member.
No part of the National membership fee has been used to pay for the Science Olympiad National Tournament or administrative office expenses, which are generously supplied by sponsors, contributions, host institutions, thousands of volunteers and other income.
Athletic-style medals will be given for each event. In addition, championship trophies will be awarded to the Division B and C school teams compiling the lowest number of total points during a Science Olympiad tournament (first place is awarded one point, second place is two points, and so on). A team may participate in one or all of the events within its division.