North Hollywood High School Team Departs for Washington, D.C. to Compete in National Science Bowl
School’s 17th Participation at this National Contest
LOS ANGELES — The five-member student team from North Hollywood High School leaves Thursday April 28 for Washington, D.C. to represent Los Angeles at the 26th U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl competition. The team returns on Monday evening May 2.
Students are set to compete in a field of 70 regional championship teams from more than 40 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Ten of the teams are from California. The competition follows a game-show format featuring complex math, science and technology questions.
North Hollywood High School is the champion of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) Science Bowl XXIV regional competition held in February that includes public, private and parochial schools within the Los Angeles Unified School District boundaries. This will be North Hollywood’s 17th participation at the national event in the last 19 years. In the past, North Hollywood teams won a national championship and placed among the top five teams eight times.
LADWP regional championship teams have among the best records at the National Science Bowl compared to other areas of the country. In addition to North Hollywood, Venice High School won two national titles and Van Nuys High School won one so that in total, LADWP regional championship teams have won four national titles and 11 trophies which includes placing second, third, fourth or fifth at the national event.
The National Science Bowl is one of the nation’s largest high school science competitions and the only one sponsored by a federal agency. Since the program began in 1991, more than 250,000 high school and middle school students and their teachers have participated. This year about 9,000 high school students competed in regional competitions.
Prizes this year include trips to Alaska and Yellowstone National Park, trophies, certificates, medals and monetary awards of $500 and $1,000 for the purchase of school science supplies.
Science Bowl is a proud LADWP tradition and an example of the Department’s commitment to the Los Angeles educational community. Additional LADWP education programs include the Adopt-A-School program, an electric safety classroom lesson and interactive online website, Youth Service Academy, and on-line water and energy lesson materials. The LADWP is also partnering with six non-profit organizations on school education programs focusing on water and energy conservation. In addition, LADWP is co-sponsoring a three-part teacher institute for teachers in grades 4-12 on water, energy and sustainability topics with the California Environmental Education Foundation, the California Department of Water Resources, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, SoCalGas, Sandia National Laboratory, California and Lockheed-Martin.
For further information on LADWP Education Programs go to www.ladwp.com/education
Note to Editors and Reporters:
Walter Zeisl, LADWP Communications Division, will be available by cell phone or text in the
The North Hollywood Team will return to Los Angeles at LAX on Monday, May 2 at 6:15 p.m. United Flight 894.