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Latest Science Olympiad Updates

Region 4 B/C Date Change

  • The region 4 B/C tournament date has been changed to February 19, 2022.

Looking to Advance Your Career?

  • Northwest Missouri State University, our host site for region 1B is looking for adjuncts to teach physiology courses either in person or online. Go to our News Updates section for complete details.

Schedule Change for Region 1C

  • The region 1C tournament has been rescheduled for February 12.

Invitational Tournaments

In-Person Competitions

  • October 19: Several of our regional tournament locations may impose restrictions on in-person competitions, such as masking mandates. Regional and State Directors have full authority to enforce all mandates imposed by host institutions.

State Competition

  • April 9, 2022: Save the date for the state tournament! The state tournament is moving to a new home, 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. After a transfer to Staley High School, Greg is content to let his wife take over the coaching as he stays behind the scenes, desperately trying not to mess anything up.

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