North Hollywood High School Team Departs for Washington, D.C. to Compete in
LOS ANGELES — The five-member student team from North Hollywood High School leaves Thursday April 25 for Washington, D.C. to represent Los Angeles at the 23nd Annual U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl competition.
Students are set to compete in a field of 69 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 regional competition that includes public, private and parochial schools within the Los Angeles Unified School District boundaries. North Hollywood will compete at the National Science Bowl for the 15th time and eight straight years; winning a national title in 2001 and capturing four second place and one third, fourth and fifth place trophies in the past. Last year the team placed second. In all, LADWP regional championship teams have won four national titles and have brought home 11 trophies since 1993 when schools from the region began competing at the National Science Bowl.
The National Science Bowl is the nation’s largest high school science competition. Since the program began in 1991, about 200,000 high school and middle school students and their teachers have participated. This year 9,000 high school students competed in regional competitions.
Prizes include science-based trips to Alaska and Yellowstone National Park for the top two winning high school teams. Other awards include trophies, plaques, and monetary awards ranging from $500 to $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 program, Youth Service Academy, and on-line lesson materials. Also over the years several classroom lesson development projects have been coordinated with LAUSD on such topics as Renewable Energy and Water Quality Chemistry. For further information on LADWP Education Programs log on to www.ladwp.com >About Us>In Our Community>Education Programs.
Note to Editors and Reporters:
Walter Zeisl, LADWP Communications Division, will be available by cell phone or text in the