Blair High School Team Wins State Science Bowl

March 5, 2004
Students from Montgomery Blair High School showed their scientific and mathematical skills as they won the Maryland Regional Science Bowl championship February 28, putting them in the running for the national competition.

First-place regional winners will face 62 other student teams from across the country at the Department of Energy's 14th Anniversary National Science Bowl competition, to be held April 29-May 3 at the National 4-H Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Thomas S. Wootton High School took second place in the Maryland Regional Science Bowl. In the D.C. competition, Sidwell Friends School came in first, and in Virginia, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology took first place.

The Department of Energy created the National Science Bowl in 1991 to encourage American high school students to excel in math and science and to pursue careers in these fields. By recognizing and rewarding successful math and science students, the National Science Bowl generates enthusiasm for science and engineering.

More than 12,000 high school students are participating in the Science Bowl competition nationwide this year. For the regional qualifying rounds, held at the Department of Energy headquarters, student teams from 14 schools in Maryland and eight in the District of Columbia faced rounds of increasingly difficult questions in biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, earth science, computer science and mathematics. The teams are composed of five students and a teacher who serves as an advisor and coach. The competitions consisted of round robins followed by double elimination finals.

More information about the Science Bowl is available at the link below.

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