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2019-20 WSO season closed effective 3/12/20.

Due to corona virus the 2019-20 WSO season has been canceled for tournaments that have not yet run:
  • NW C at Curtis JHS 3/7/20
  • Eastern B/C at Spokane Community College 3/14/20
  • NW B at Bothell HS on 3/21/20
  • WSO state B/C tournament on 4/11/20

2020-21 registration begins 8/1/2020.

Registration for the 2020-21 season is via https://scilympiad.com/wa online registration system - NOT available until 8/1/2020. Registration is first-come/first-served for schools that FINALIZE their registrations by either PO or  payment (PayPal thru the registration system or snail mail check to WSO State Director). See WSO registration page for additional info.

For schools/teams who were unable to compete 2019-20 due to corona virus, please contact State Director to confirm discounts available for 2020-21.

For new schools, please check with State Director regarding possibility for a registration waiver - see more info below.

* See "What's New" below for important information for coaches.

WSO Annual Meeting

The 2020 Annual Meeting will take place at date/location TBA in June or July.

See BoD Meeting Minutes for info from past meetings.

Contributions to WSO

Since 2010, the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA) has awarded $12,840 in grant funds to Washington Science Olympiad to fund new teams. New schools interested in applying for one of the 2019-20 SPEEA registration waivers should contact Sue Murphy. Thank you, SPEEA.

Adalis Corporation awarded a $5,000 grant to Washington Science Olympiad to support efforts for involving more schools and students in Science Olympiad. Headquartered in Vancouver, Adalis is a technical and industry leader in packaging, supply chain, and plywood composing fields. Thank you, Adalis.

Washington Science Olympiad is part of the Washington Combined Fund Drive. This campaign is directed toward most State of Washington/public service employees. Contributions received through this campaign will go toward recruiting and scholarships. Be on the lookout for campaign information and consider including WSO in your contribution.

State and higher education employees may contribute via the Washington Combined Fund Drive - charity #1479519.

For more information or to contribute directly, contact the State Director

What's New

  • Electronic Rules Manuals - National Science Olympiad will provide pdf rules manuals - available after Labor Day at https://store.soinc.org - the site allows for unlimited downloads. Print manuals may be purchased from the national SO store.

    IMPORTANT: Coaches still register with WSO - online registration starts 8/1/2020.

  • The final WSO Unified Schedule is posted to the Coaches and Tournaments pages.
  • Code Analysis replaces C Division [ONLY] Ping Pong Parachute. Click on event title link for rules.
  • Also see the Tournaments page for updates to invitational, regional & state tournaments. [NOTES: Date/location set for NW Region C Tournament and the change of date/location for the WSO State Tournament.]

WSO Board of Directors Positions

Nominations for 2020-23 WSO Board of Director positions will be accepted until 4/30/2020. See application info. 

Memorial Fund. Washington Science Olympiad lost two extraordinary champions for Science Olympiad - Gordon Patterson and Glenn Voshell.

To honor their memories, Washington Science Olympiad is accepting contributions to be used for scholarships and to assist in recruiting efforts for new teams. For more information, please contact State Director.

For information about participating in Washington Science Olympiad, click here.


Newsletters ~ Formerly, WSO published WSO News, a periodic newsletter for informing participating coaches and prospective teams about the latest news, upcoming events, and articles/information of interest.

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