CONTACT:  Lisa Meiman, mediarelations@wapa.gov, 720-962-7411

Daniel Thigpen, 916-752-2465  

FOLSOM, Calif. — Fourteen high schools will compete in a regional science and math competition Feb. 23 for the chance to represent Northern California at the Department of Energy National Science Bowl this spring. 

What: Sacramento Regional Science Bowl

Date: Feb. 23


  • 9 a.m. Round robin
  • 1 p.m. Double-elimination round
  • 4 p.m.  Championship round

Where: Cordova High School, 2239 Chase Dr., Rancho Cordova, CA

Who: Interviews available on request with students, teachers and WAPA and school staff

Media check-in: Registration desk in the school cafeteria 

The 27th annual Sacramento 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 25-29 to compete against their peers from across the U.S.

Mira Loma High School, last year’s regional winner and former national champion, will be defending its title against:

  • Calaveras High, San Andreas
  • Camptonville Academy, Marysville
  • Cordova High, Rancho Cordova
  • Davis Senior High, Davis
  • Folsom High, Folsom
  • Foresthill High, Foresthill
  • Franklin High, Elk Grove
  • John Adams Academy, Roseville
  • Languna Creek High, Elk Grove
  • Lincoln High, Lincoln
  • Rio Americano High, Sacramento
  • Rio Linda High, Rio Linda
  • Vista Del Lago High, Folsom

The public is invited to watch the competition and support the teams. Admission is free, but seating is limited.

The Science Bowl encourages student involvement in math and science; inspires the next generation to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math; and rewards superior academic achievement.

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About the National Science Bowl: The Department of Energy (DOE) created the National Science Bowl in 1991 to encourage students to excel in mathematics and science and to pursue careers in these fields. More than 275,000 students have participated in the National Science Bowl® throughout its 28-year history, and it is one of the nation’s largest science competitions. For more information visit https://science.energy.gov/wdts/nsb/

About FCUSD: The Folsom Cordova Unified School District is committed to providing excellence in educational programs that carry high expectations for each student’s achievement and success. Our schools create pathways to college and career success for every child by helping them succeed in the 21st century. Located in eastern Sacramento County, FCUSD serves more than 20,000 students from pre-k to Adult Education in 32 schools across Folsom and Rancho Cordova. To learn more, visit www.fcusd.org      and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.  

About WAPA: Western Area Power Administration 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

Last modified on September 12th, 2023