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Lesher Middle School wins 2014 Regional Science Bowl

For immediate release: Feb. 4, 2014
Contact: Susan Franklin, 970-461-7395, sfranklin@wapa.gov

LOVELAND, Colo.—Lesher Middle School of Fort Collins, Colo., won the Rocky Mountain Regional Middle School Science Bowl Feb. 1 at Front Range Community College in Fort Collins. The winning team, including Owen Lockwood, Nathan Sima, Larry Chen, Eli Kitchens, Jacob Staelin-Lefsky and Coaches Dale Lockwood and Cathi Jacobs, advances to Washington, DC, April 24-28 to compete against more than 46 other regional winners in the national finals of the Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl.

The Manning School of Golden, Colo., finished second and Preston Middle School of Fort Collins finished third.

Twenty-four teams from middle schools across Colorado 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. 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 23rd year that Western Area Power Administration has hosted a Regional Science Bowl, but the first year it hosted a middle school competition.

Science Bowl encourages middle and high school students to excel in math and science and to pursue careers in those fields.

More than 14,000 middle and high school students from schools in 49 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico will compete in regional competitions leading up to the National Science Bowl. Since 1991, more than 130,000 students and teachers have participated. Find out more details at the National Science Bowl.

A team from Lesher Middle School in Fort Collins, Colo., poses after claiming victory at the Rocky Mountain Regional Middle

A team from Lesher Middle School in Fort Collins, Colo., poses after claiming victory at the Rocky Mountain Regional Middle School Science Bowl, Feb. 1, at Front Range Community College in Fort Collins. (Photo courtesy of Western Area Power Administration)

Left to right:

Coach Dale Lockwood, Owen Lockwood, Nathan Sima, Larry Chen, Eli Kitchens and Jacob Staelin-Lefsky. 

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