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April 9, 2000 | PHIL WILLON and JACK LEONARD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Students from El Rancho Middle School in Anaheim and Troy High School in Fullerton each clinched first place Saturday at the Southern California Science Olympiad, officials said. El Rancho, last year's runner up at the national championships, marked its fourth straight victory in the junior division. Troy, the 1999 national champions, dominated this year's senior competition with 11 first-place awards out of 23 events.
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February 25, 2001 | SABRINA DECKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Strutting their expertise in matters ranging from reptile recognition to bottle rocketry, about 1,500 students from 105 elementary, middle and high schools competed Saturday in the 15th annual Los Angeles County Science Olympiad. "This is a place for kids to practice science as a real event, outside of the classroom," said Arie Korporaal, who developed the county's first regional Science Olympiad in 1986.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 2001 | SABRINA DECKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Strutting their expertise in matters ranging from reptile recognition to bottle rocketry, about 1,500 students from 105 elementary, middle and high schools competed Saturday in the 15th annual Los Angeles County Science Olympiad. "This is a place for kids to practice science as a real event, outside of the classroom," said Arie Korporaal, who developed the county's first regional Science Olympiad in 1986.
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May 22, 2000 | JENNIFER MENA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Troy High School became a three-time winner of the prestigious National Science Olympiad this weekend after its students answered questions about everything from cells to stars. The Fullerton school's 17 team members beat 53 other teams while competing in 34 events at Eastern Washington University in Spokane, Wash. Coach Dan Junpanian, chairman of the school's science department, said the award means even more this year because there were more teams and increasingly difficult questions.
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April 7, 2000 | JUDY SILBER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's a different sort of spring break, all right. Sunny days spent at the laboratory or hitting the books. But this is the kind of thing you do when you're a member of a Science Olympiad team going for its fourth win. On Saturday, the 16-member team from El Rancho Middle School in Anaheim hopes to win the Southern California Science Olympiad championship title for the fourth year running. The Olympiad will be held at Cal State Long Beach.
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March 26, 1992
The Science Olympiad teams from La Jolla High School and Bell Junior High School won top awards last week in statewide competition, both for the second year in a row. The two teams will compete for national honors in mid-May in Auburn, Alabama. La Jolla won the national title last year. The Olympiad involves competition on science projects and problems presented to the teams. The schools need to raise $15,000 each to send the 16-member teams to Alabama.
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May 21, 1992
A La Jolla High School senior who studied how the use of brain cells of rats in laboratory cultures can prevent the killing of additional animals won top honors this week in the California State Science Fair. Grete Anne Hemmingsen, 17, was named student of the year at the fair and awarded $5,000. She also received a $500 prize for science project of the year.
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April 9, 1994 | BRENDA DAY
Teams of students at Banyan Elementary School waited expectantly to see if their boxes had been packed smartly enough to protect the delicate eggs inside from shattering during a 34-foot fall to the pavement. One box dropped during the science experiment this week, and green jelly splattered in all directions. Not surprisingly, the egg inside did not fare much better than the green goo that was supposed to protect it. Another box fell with a thud, but its cargo remained intact.
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April 24, 1985 | LENORE LOOK, Times Staff Writer
From a roof at the San Diego County Office of Education, school officials dropped three dozen "naked" eggs Tuesday morning while elementary school students from throughout the county looked on. The spectators giggled and clapped as some of the eggs landed in boxes filled with cotton while other eggs splattered on the pavement below.
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December 9, 1997 | MIMI KO CRUZ, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A peek into Christine Clarke's classroom might find students teaching one another physics concepts. Granville Yoshina's pupils might be jumping to create mock earthquakes, and Wendy Kleeb's kids could be making metamorphic cookies. For their innovative approaches, the three science teachers have won the title of Orange County Science Educator of the Year for high school, middle school and elementary school, respectively. The honors, bestowed by the Orange County Science Educators Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2000 | PHIL WILLON and JACK LEONARD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Students from El Rancho Middle School in Anaheim and Troy High School in Fullerton each clinched first place Saturday at the Southern California Science Olympiad, officials said. El Rancho, last year's runner up at the national championships, marked its fourth straight victory in the junior division. Troy, the 1999 national champions, dominated this year's senior competition with 11 first-place awards out of 23 events.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 2000 | JUDY SILBER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's a different sort of spring break, all right. Sunny days spent at the laboratory or hitting the books. But this is the kind of thing you do when you're a member of a Science Olympiad team going for its fourth win. On Saturday, the 16-member team from El Rancho Middle School in Anaheim hopes to win the Southern California Science Olympiad championship title for the fourth year running. The Olympiad will be held at Cal State Long Beach.
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February 27, 2000 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO
Throngs of curious students crowded around the complicated contraptions in the science building class, eager to see if they would work. North Hollywood High School student Frankie Kwak, 17, donned lab safety goggles and dropped a quarter in a slot. A golf ball rolled through a tube, a match lighted and several levers moved.
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May 16, 1999 | JACK LEONARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two Orange County schools dazzled judges at this year's national Science Olympiad in Chicago on Saturday, grabbing first and second prizes in the prestigious competition. After winning the high school division title four years ago, Troy High School from Fullerton repeated the achievement this year. And the 14-student team from El Rancho Middle School in Anaheim Hills--third last year--took second prize in the middle-school division in the two-day competition, school officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1997 | MIMI KO CRUZ, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A peek into Christine Clarke's classroom might find students teaching one another physics concepts. Granville Yoshina's pupils might be jumping to create mock earthquakes, and Wendy Kleeb's kids could be making metamorphic cookies. For their innovative approaches, the three science teachers have won the title of Orange County Science Educator of the Year for high school, middle school and elementary school, respectively. The honors, bestowed by the Orange County Science Educators Assn.
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May 18, 1997 | NICK ANDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Top science students from two Orange County schools won high marks Saturday in one of the nation's premier competitions for budding young scientists. Defending champion Troy High School of Fullerton took second place overall in the 12th annual National Science Olympiad, a daylong test of hands-on science held at North Carolina State University in Raleigh.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 2000 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO
Throngs of curious students crowded around the complicated contraptions in the science building class, eager to see if they would work. North Hollywood High School student Frankie Kwak, 17, donned lab safety goggles and dropped a quarter in a slot. A golf ball rolled through a tube, a match lighted and several levers moved.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1999 | JACK LEONARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two Orange County schools dazzled judges at this year's national Science Olympiad in Chicago on Saturday, grabbing first and second prizes in the prestigious competition. After winning the high school division title four years ago, Troy High School from Fullerton repeated the achievement this year. And the 14-student team from El Rancho Middle School in Anaheim Hills--third last year--took second prize in the middle-school division in the two-day competition, school officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1994 | BRENDA DAY
Teams of students at Banyan Elementary School waited expectantly to see if their boxes had been packed smartly enough to protect the delicate eggs inside from shattering during a 34-foot fall to the pavement. One box dropped during the science experiment this week, and green jelly splattered in all directions. Not surprisingly, the egg inside did not fare much better than the green goo that was supposed to protect it. Another box fell with a thud, but its cargo remained intact.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 1992
A La Jolla High School senior who studied how the use of brain cells of rats in laboratory cultures can prevent the killing of additional animals won top honors this week in the California State Science Fair. Grete Anne Hemmingsen, 17, was named student of the year at the fair and awarded $5,000. She also received a $500 prize for science project of the year.
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