Dallas, PA – March 09, 2020 –The 2020 Northeast Regional Science Olympiad scheduled for Wednesday March 11, 2020, at 9 a.m. has been cancelled in response to the complex and rapidly evolving coronavirus situation.

The safety of our community was the driving force in reaching this decision. Through consultation with the Northeast Regional Science Olympiad and Penn State University Park, we ultimately made the decision to cancel the competition to help protect the health and safety of our community.

The 2020 Northeast Regional Science Olympiad was set to take place on Wednesday at 9 a.m. on the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Campus. Over 800 students from Bradford, Carbon, Clinton, Columbia, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Lycoming, Monroe, Montour, Pike, Sullivan, Tioga, Wayne and Wyoming counties planned to compete in the competition. The Olympiad arranged group and individual events that encompassed various disciplines within science. The Northeast Regional Science Olympiad is a qualifier for the state competition, with the goal of advancing to the international level.

While we know there will be disappointment among students, coaches, supervisors and parents after all the hard work that has been put into their season, this is a global issue and we are closely following the latest recommendations and restrictions from national and international health and government agencies

The Northeast Regional Science Olympiad plans to reschedule within the next two months. More information regarding the reschedule date will follow.

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