LOS ANGELES (April 27, 2017) — The five-member student team from North Hollywood High School leaves Thursday, April 27 for Washington, D.C. to represent Los Angeles at the 27th U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl competition. The team will return on Monday May 1.
Students are set to compete in a field of 70 regional championship teams from more than 40 states, the District of Columbia, 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 26th 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 High School’s 18th participation at the national event in the last 20 years. In the past, North Hollywood High School 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 High School, Venice High School won two national titles and Van Nuys High School won one. 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 non-profit organizations on school education programs focusing on water and energy conservation. For further information on LADWP Education Programs, please visit www.ladwp.com/education.