Westminster's Science Bowl team defended their championship title at the Regional Science Bowl on Saturday, March 7.
The team of Aaron Yu '21, Ridings Bald '20, Anup Bottu '20, David Goetze '20, and Mason Yu '23 finished in first place at the competition, which was held at Georgia Southern University-Armstrong in Savannah.
Invitations to the Regional Science Bowl were offered to the ten schools in Georgia that placed highest at various district-level tournaments in January. Westminster defeated Walton High School in the final round of the competition to achieve an undefeated 30-0 record from their four tournaments this year.
With the regional win, the team has earned a spot in the National Science Bowl (NSB) in Washington, D.C. later this spring. At the national competition last year, Westminster placed in the top ten. The School 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 continues to be one of the premier academic competitions across the country, preparing America's next-generation for future success in the ever-expanding fields of science, technology, and engineering,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette. “The Department of Energy is committed to fostering opportunities for our nation’s students, and we congratulate The Westminster Schools in advancing to the National Finals, where they will continue to showcase their talents as the top minds in math and science."