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Local schools win regional competitions for National Science Bowl

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Three teams of students from local schools are among 27 teams who won their regional competitions for the 2014 National Science Bowl.

Teams from Clifton Park, Troy, and Niskayuna are all advancing to the National Finals in Washington, D.C., in April.

The Bowl brings together students from across the country in a fast-paced question and answer format where they solve technical problems and answer questions on a range of science disciplines.

"The National Science Bowl challenges students to excel and heightens their interest in fields vital to America's continued scientific advancement. Congratulations to these students for advancing to the National Finals. I wish them the best of luck in the competition," said Energy Secretary, Ernest Moniz.

The teams advancing to the National Finals are:

                Arizona:

                                Desert Vista High School in Phoenix

 

                California:

                                Mira Loma High School in Sacramento

                                Norris Middle School in Bakersfield

                                University Preparatory School in Redding (High School)

 

                Colorado:

                                Fairview High School in Boulder

 

                Connecticut:

                                E.O. Smith High School in Storrs

 

                Georgia:

                                Lakeside High School in Evans 

 

                Illinois:

                                Franklin Fine Arts Center in Chicago (Middle School)

                                Next Generation School in Champaign (Middle School)

 

                Kentucky:

                                Lone Oak Middle School in Paducah

 

                Maine:

                                Maine School of Science and Mathematics in Limestone (High School)

 

                Maryland: 

                                Takoma Park Middle School in Silver Spring

 

                Massachusetts:

                                Lexington High School in Lexington

 

                Nevada:

                                Hyde Park Middle School in Las Vegas

 

                New York:

                                Commack Middle School in Commack

                                Hunter College Middle School in New York City

                                Regis High School in New York City

                                Rensselaer STEP in Troy (High School)

                                Shenendehowa High School in Clifton Park

                                Van Antwerp Middle School in Niskayna

 

                Puerto Rico:

                                Baldwin School of Puerto Rico in Guaynabo (High School)

 

                South Carolina:

                                Fort Johnson Middle School in Charleston

 

                South Dakota:

                                Rapid City Central High School in Rapid City

 

                Texas:

                                Canyon Vista Middle School in Austin

                                Valle Verde Early College High School in El Paso

 

                Virginia:

                                Longfellow Middle School in Falls Church

 

                West Virginia:

                                Suncrest Middle School in Morgantown

 

The top 16 high school teams and top eight middle school teams will win $1,000 for their schools' science departments. Prizes for the top two high school teams for the 2014 National Science Bowl will be announced at a later date.

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