June 06, 2014
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Students participate in experiments as part of the Elementary Science Olympiad in Chattanooga, Tenn.​

The associates of BI-LO store No. 5326 in Hixson, Tenn., were recently applauded for their contributions to an educational event for elementary school students in their community.

The eighth annual Elementary Science Olympiad, hosted by Tennessee American Water and Chattanooga State Community College, invited approximately 500 public, private and home-schooled elementary students throughout Hamilton County to experience a day of friendly competition and fun activities relating to science.

The goal of the Elementary Science Olympiad is to improve the quality of science education, increase student interest in science and provide recognition for outstanding achievement.

Store Director Luther Queen donated eggs for the highly-anticipated egg drop experiment, which requires students to build devices that will allow an egg to survive the impact of drop from various heights. In addition, the store provided juice boxes and other lunch items for students and volunteers during the event.

“We are proud to support local events and organizations that enhance the education of our community’s youth,” said Queen. “Science is a vital part of everyday life. Even when operating a grocery store, whether it’s farm fresh vegetables, transportation of goods, or lighting and refrigeration, science plays an integral part in everything we do.”

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