FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 12, 2020
HURON, S.D. — Ten South Dakota high schools will compete in a statewide science and math competition Feb. 15 for the opportunity to represent South Dakota at the Department of Energy National Science Bowl
What: South Dakota Regional High School Science Bowl
Date: Feb. 15
9 a.m. Opening ceremony
9:20 a.m. Round robin
1 p.m. Championship round
Where: Huron Event Center
100 4th Street SW, Huron, SD 57350
Who: Interviews available on request with students, teachers, school staff and WAPA and other volunteers
Admission: Free and open to the public
Media check in: Registration desk
The 27th Annual South Dakota Regional High School Science Bowl, hosted by Western Area Power Administration, will test students’ knowledge of biology, chemistry, Earth science, physics, energy and math in a fast-paced quiz format that requires students to answer questions in as little as five seconds. Each team is made up of four students, a student alternate and a teacher who serves as an advisor and coach.
The winning team will receive a free trip to the national event in Washington, D.C., April 30-May 4 to compete against their peers from across the U.S.
Participating high schools
Rapid City Stevens, winner of the 2019 South Dakota Regional High School Science Bowl, will defend its title against nine other participating schools:
• Brookings High School
• Aberdeen Central High School
• Deuel High School
• Hitchcock-Tulare High School
• Huron High School
• Little Wound High School
• Rapid City Central
• Redfield High School
• West Central High School
The public is invited to watch the competition and support the teams. Admission is free.
About the National Science Bowl: The Department of Energy created the National Science Bowl in 1991 to encourage students to excel in math and science as well as pursue careers in these fields. About 265,000 students have participated in the National Science Bowl throughout its 28-year history, and it is one of the nation’s largest science competitions. The Department of Energy's Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States.
WAPA annually markets and transmits more than 25,000 gigawatt hours of clean, renewable power from 57 federal hydroelectric powerplants owned and operated by the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 15 western and central states. It is part of the Department of Energy. Follow us on Twitter @WesternAreaPowr or visit the website at www.wapa.gov