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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 3, 2012
Contact: Catherine Castle, 602-605-2404, ccastle@wapa.gov

BROPHY COLLEGE PREPARATORY SCHOOL WINS
2012 ARIZONA REGIONAL SCIENCE BOWL

Coach Patrick Kolb, students Kyle Chapman, Aakash Jain, Andrew Salmon, Seth Harris, Ivan Iotzov and Coach Cheryl Lenox from Brophy College Preparatory School of Phoenix show off their trophy after winning the Arizona Regional Science Bowl in Glendale, Ariz., March 3.

PHOENIX, Ariz.—Brophy College Preparatory School of Phoenix won the Arizona Regional Science Bowl today at Glendale Community College in Glendale, Ariz., March 3. The winning team, including Kyle Chapman, Seth Harris, Ivan Iotzov, Aakash Jain, and Andrew Salmon and Coach Cheryl Lenox, advances to Washington, D.C., April 26 to 30 to compete against more than 77 other regional winners in the national finals of the Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl.

Desert Vista High School of Phoenix finished second, Brophy Preparatory School of Phoenix finished third and BASIS Tucson of Tucson, Ariz., finished fourth.

Teams from 26 high schools from across the entire state of Arizona vied for the regional title. Many of these teams spent months preparing for this regional event, which features head-to-head competition in a fast-paced question and answer format similar to Jeopardy. The students competed to be the first to answer questions on all science disciplines including astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, mathematics and physics.

This is the 18th year for the Arizona Regional Science Bowl, hosted by Western Area Power Administration. Science Bowl encourages high school students to excel in math and science and to pursue careers in those fields.

More than 13,000 high school students from schools in 46 states and Puerto Rico will compete in the national competition. Since 1991, more than 130,000 students and teachers have participated. Details on the National Science Bowl can be found at http://science.energy.gov/nsb/.