I have played host to a lot of fun and interesting school events over the years but one of the best is the South Central Washington Science Olympiad (SCWSO) coming up on Saturday, February 25 at Yakima Valley College (YVC).

This will be the fifth time middle school students from throughout central Washington will have the opportunity to demonstrate their scientific skills.

The event is full on head-to-head competition with 17 teams vying for top prize in 23 events including building and testing hovercraft and rockets, as well as experiments in chemistry, anatomy and ecology.

The top five teams will move onto the state competition in April; with the winner of that competition moving on to the national event in May.

You can learn more about Science Olympiad online at www.washingtonscienceolympiad.com.