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2014 Sacramento Regional Science Bowl set for March 1

For immediate release: Feb. 21, 2014
Contact: Anita Wiley, wiley@wapa.gov, 916 353-4558

FOLSOM, Calif.—Sacramento’s Mira Loma High School will defend its Regional and National Science Bowl winner titles Mar. 1. Students from Mira Loma, and other local high school teams, will test their knowledge in math and science at the Sacramento Regional Science Bowl to compete for a chance to attend the National Science Bowl this spring in Washington, D.C., April 24-28.

The event, featuring 27 teams from 15 high schools in the greater Sacramento and surrounding area, will vie for top honors in the annual Sacramento Regional Science Bowl at 9 a.m. at Folsom High School in Folsom. The regional and national events encourage student involvement in math and science activities to improve awareness of career options in science and technology and provide an avenue for academic science achievement.

This is the 24th year for the Sacramento Regional Science Bowl, hosted by the Western Area Power Administration. Admission is free. The public is invited to watch the competition and support the teams.

Participating schools include:

  • Argonaut High School
  • Calaveras High School
  • Davis Senior High, Davis
  • Granite Bay High School, Granite Bay
  • El Camino Fundamental School
  • Emerson
  • Folsom High School, Folsom
  • Mira Loma High School, Sacramento
  • Natomas High School, Sacramento
  • Oak Ridge High School, El Dorado Hills
  • Rio Americano High School, Sacramento
  • Rio Linda High School, Rio Linda
  • River City
  • Vista del Lago High School, Folsom
  • West Campus

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.

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MEDIA ADVISORY:

Competition begins at 9 a.m., in a round-robin format, followed by a double-elimination tournament at 1 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 Multipurpose Room.

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