News Releases

North Hollywood High School Wins LADWP 25th Annual Science Bowl

LOS ANGELES — Showcasing an outstanding grasp of advanced science, math and technology concepts, quick reflexes and grace under pressure, North Hollywood High School’s A Team won the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) 25th Annual Science Bowl Regional Competition held today in downtown Los Angeles. It was North Hollywood High School’s 19th regional championship in the last 21 years.

Members of the North Hollywood High School’s A Team each receive the $1,000 Hitachi Scholarship and an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC from April 26 to April 30 to represent the City of Los Angeles and compete at the U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl. The trip is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science. The team will compete in a field of 64 high school champions from 40 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. A total of eight teams from California will participate.

Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies placed second in the competition. The winner of the third place trophy was North Hollywood High School Team B, while Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies placed fourth.

Teams also demonstrated problem-solving and time management skills during the Water and Power Community Credit Union Hands-On Competition. Each year teams tackle a different challenge. This year teams used various materials to build and race a
self-powered model boat.

In the hands-on competition, John Marshall High School was the recipient of the first place Franklin Lu Hands-On Trophy, presented in memory of the late LADWP engineer and Science Bowl volunteer. Team members also received a $250 scholarship and the coach an $150 stipend award. The second place scholarship award was presented to Foshay Learning Center. Third and fourth place scholarships were awarded to El Camino Charter High School Team B and New Designs Charter High School Team B, respectively. This year the Water and Power Community Credit Union sponsored all the scholarships in the hands-on competition.

Science Bowl is a proud LADWP tradition and an example of the Department’s commitment to the Los Angeles community. Each year, LADWP Science Bowl tests the region’s sharpest students’ reflexes, teamwork skills and knowledge in a fun competitive atmosphere using a television game show format that involves answering toss-up and bonus questions, buzzers and timed responses.

In addition to LADWP and the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science, sponsors of this year’s Science Bowl included the Hitachi Southern California Community Action Committee, the Water and Power Community Credit Union, IEEE’s Industrial Application Society’s LA Metro Chapter, Office Depot, Gelson’s Market, and the Los Angeles Unified School District.

The event was also made possible through the efforts of more than 100 volunteers, mainly LADWP employees, their families and past Science Bowl participants. The National Science Bowl is among the nation’s largest science-based academic competitions and the only one sponsored by a federal agency. Since its inception in 1991, more than 275,000 students have participated in the program.

In addition to Science Bowl, other LADWP-sponsored education programs include the Los Angeles Times in Education Program, LAUSD Academic Decathlon Student Training Workshops, Adopt-A-School Program, an Environmental Teacher Institute, Youth Service Academy, and Electric Safety Lessons and Website for elementary schools. Also live theater plays in schools on water resources and conservation and an-in-school water conservation and energy efficiency program are conducted on behalf of LADWP under sponsorships of two non-profit organizations.

LADWP is one of only a few utilities in the nation that serves as a coordinating regional Science Bowl sponsor and host. The LADWP is the nation’s largest municipally-owned utility and has provided water and energy services to the residents and businesses in the City of Los Angeles for more than a century. The utility has 1.5 million electric customers and 680,000 water customers.

Contact: Walter Zeisl, c (213) 923-6468; of (213) 367-1342

Posted in News Releases
Post navigation NORTH HOLLYWOOD HIGH SCHOOL WINS LADWP 25th ANNUAL SCIENCE BOWL. Winning Science Bowl Sends Team to National Competition in Nation’s Capital