NEWS FROM WESTERN AREA POWER ADMINISTRATION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 8, 2013
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RIDGEVIEW CLASSICAL SCHOOLS TEAM 1 WINS 2013 REGIONAL SCIENCE BOWL
LOVELAND, Colo.— Ridgeview Classical Schools Team 1 from Fort Collins, CO won the Rocky Mountain Regional Science Bowl Feb. 2 at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo. The winning team, including Team Captain Caleb Jhones, Artem Bolshakov, Akshay Kumar, Akshay Nagendra, and Alexander Englebert, and Coach Paula Petterson advances to Washington, DC, April 25-29th to compete against more than 77 other regional winners in the national finals of the Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl.
Poudre High School Team 1, Fort Collins, CO finished second and Fairview High School, Boulder, CO finished third.
Twenty three 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, as well as energy.
This is the 21st 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. Find more details on the National Science Bowl.
Ridgeview Classical Schools Team #1 won first place at the Rocky Mountain Regional Science Bowl Feb. 2, in Fort Collins, Colo.
From left to right: Akshay Kumar, Akshay Nagendra, Caleb Jhones, Alexander Englebert, Artem Bolshakov, Coach Paula Petterson