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Science Bowl Team Advances to National Finals in Washington, DC

The Upper School's Science Bowl team will head to the national finals after winning its regional competition Saturday, March 2.

The team—Ridings Bald '20, Anup Bottu '20, Rishab Jayanthi '19, Stephen Skrynecki '19, and Aaron Yu '21—finished first in the competition held at Georgia Southern University-Armstrong in Savannah. The team went undefeated with wins over Northview High School, Chattahoochee High School, Newnan High School, and last year's state champions, Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology.

The win earns the team a spot at the National Science Bowl (NSB) in Washington, DC April 25-29. Westminster previously won the national title in 1994.

The NSB, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, brings together thousands of middle and high school students from across the country to compete in a fast-paced question-and-answer format where they solve technical problems and answer questions on a range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, Earth and space science, physics and math.

“The National Science Bowl has grown into one of the most prestigious and competitive science academic competitions in the country, challenging students to excel in the STEM fields so vital to America’s future,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry. "I am honored to congratulate The Westminster Schools for advancing to the national finals, where they will be competing against some of the brightest science, technology, and engineering students across the country."


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