For immediate release: Feb. 25, 2014
Contact: Krystall Valencia, 602-605-2729, email@example.com
PHOENIX, Ariz.—With the nation’s focus on energy independence and sustainability, it is important to promote the benefits of science and math among high school youth. Western Area Power Administration is doing just that by hosting the 20th Annual Arizona Regional Science Bowl, a math and science competition for high school students, March 1 at Glendale Community College, in Glendale, Ariz., beginning at 8 a.m.
High school students from across the entire state of Arizona, representing 32 schools, will test their knowledge of science and vie for the coveted first place price and a free trip to the National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C., April 24-28. The regional and national events encourage student involvement in math and science, improve awareness of career options in science and technology and provide an avenue of enrichment and reward for academic science achievement.
Desert Vista High School, winner of the 2013 Arizona Regional Science Bowl, will defend its title among other participating teams, including:
- BASIS Flagstaff, Flagstaff
- BASIS Oro Valley, Tucson
- BASIS Peoria, Peoria
- BASIS Upper School, Tucson
- Brophy College Preparatory, Phoenix
- Chandler Preparatory Academy, Chandler
- Desert Vista High School, Phoenix
- McClintock High School, Tempe
- Mesquite High School, Mesa
- Mogollon High School, Overgaard
- Page High School, Page
- Saguaro High School, Scottsdale
- Tanque Verde High School, Tucson
- Veritas Preparatory Academy, Phoenix
The public is invited to watch the competition and support the teams. Admission is free.
About Science Bowl
Science Bowl is a fast-paced, verbal competition where students answer questions at random from the following subject areas: astronomy, biology, physics, chemistry, mathematics, as well as earth and general sciences. Teams range from those that practice rigorously for this year’s event to those fine-tuning their skills for next year. Science Bowl is a proven tool that encourages high school students to excel in math and science and to pursue careers in those fields. By raising the visibility of academic achievement in the sciences, the program has been successful in placing these young people on a par with their peers who excel in athletics.
Competition begins at 8:30 a.m., in a round-robin format, followed by a double-elimination tournament at 1:30 p.m., with the championship round set for about 4 p.m. The awards ceremony will follow immediately. Interviews with competing teams and their coaches will be available throughout the day. Media representatives are asked to check in at the registration desk.