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Ripon, Lathrop students part of Science Olympiad
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Ripon High along with River Island Technology Academy and STEAM Academy, both located in Lathrop, will take part in Saturday's San Joaquin County Regional Science Olympiad.

This 34th annual event will take place at McNair High, 9550 Ronald E. McNair Way in Stockton, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The awards ceremony is scheduled to begin at 4:30 in the school gym.

Forty-seven teams -- specifically, 21 high school and 26 middle school teams -- will take part in a series of rigorous competitions, following a format of board games, TV shows, and athletic games, according to the San Joaquin County Office of Education.

These events cover a range of scientific disciplines, including Ornithology --otherwise known as the study of birds -- Protein Modeling, Circuit Lab, Crime Busters, Food Science, Water Quality, and Gravity Vehicle, to name a few.

Middle school students will compete in the B Division while high schoolers will take part in the C Division.

SJCOE indicated that only certain events and the awards ceremony will be open to the public.

The four teams in B Division and C Division will advance to the NorCal State Finals in Turlock on April 18.

SJCOE will pay the final fees for these teams via the SJCOE Educational Foundation.

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