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New Director Announced

North Carolina Science Olympiad (NCSO) has named Lisa Giacomelli as the new director of one of the country’s largest Science Olympiad programs starting October 7, 2022.

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Please join us in welcoming  Lisa Giacomelli as the new director of @NCSciOlympiad starting October 7, 2022.

Giacomelli, a longtime Science Olympiad coach, served as the head science teacher at Wilmington Academy of Arts and Sciences (@wilmacademy) for nine years. During her tenure @wilmacademy, she started and developed one of the most competitive Science Olympiad teams in the state and nation.

As executive director, Giacomelli will work closely with staff and regional directors to ensure that the program can continue to serve and inspire K-12 students and teachers.

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