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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 21, 2012
CONTACT: Tonya Spencer, 970-461-7505, tspencer@wapa.gov

RIDGEVIEW CLASSICAL WINS 2012 REGIONAL SCIENCE BOWL


LOVELAND, Colo.—Ridgeview Classical Schools of Fort Collins won the Rocky Mountain Regional Science Bowl Feb. 18 at Poudre High School in Fort Collins, Colo. The winning team, including Jordan Diemer, Artem Bolshakov, Caleb Jhones, Luke Boustred, Alexander Horne and Coach Paula Petterson, advances to Washington, DC, April 26-30 to compete against more than 77 other regional winners in the national finals of the Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl.

Fairview High School of Boulder finished second and Poudre High School of Fort Collins finished third.

Nineteen teams from high schools across Colorado and Nebraska competed 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 20th year for the Rocky Mountain 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/.