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2022-2023 Science Olympiad Season

  • Region 5 Update: The region 5 tournament is scheduled for February 25, 2023

  • October 6: Planning on attending an invitational tournament? Per National Science Olympiad policy, a team is only allowed to participate in an invitational tournament if they have paid their registration fees in full. The regional pages have been updated to show which teams have completed the registration process and this will be updated weekly for the benefit of invitational tournament directors and team coaches.

  • September 23: Planning ahead for state? We have updated state hotel information available here

  • Save the Date! The 2023 Science Olympiad state tournament will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at the campus of Missouri State University in Springfield

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Gregory Spiegel

State Director, Missouri Science Olympiad

Greg got his start in Science Olympiad as a grad assistant at the University of South Dakota where he helped Dr. Paul Otto run the South Dakota State Science Olympiad Tournament. After leaving South Dakota, his first job was in Plattsburg, MO at Plattsburg High School. Unlike Plattsburg Middle School, the high school did not have a Science Olympiad team, a fact that Greg changed by starting the school's first Science Olympiad team. In that first year, five students made the trek to the regional tournament and promptly took last place. Despite the ranking, the SO bug bit the students at the high school and with a lot of work (and help from Mrs. S.) the program began to flourish. The high point of the Science Olympiad program at the high school (enrollment of 250) was 2001 when Plattsburg High School earned the right to help represent Missouri at the Science Olympiad National Tournament in Colorado Springs. Following his tenure at Plattsburg, Greg traveled to Oak Park High School where he coached with one of the greats in Missouri, Dr. Lario Yerino. Now retired from public school teaching, Greg took on a second career as a private school teacher and is still happily spending his time as the Science Olympiad state director.

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