Team To Make 20th Appearance at National Science Bowl
LOS ANGELES (April 24, 2019) — The five-member student team from North Hollywood High School leaves Thursday, April 25 for Washington, D.C. to represent Los Angeles at the 29th U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl competition. The event concludes Monday, April 29.
Students are set to compete in a field of 65 regional championship teams from 40 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Eight of the teams are from California. The competition follows a game show format featuring complex math, science and technology toss-up and bonus questions.
North Hollywood High School is the champion of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) 27th Science Bowl 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 20th appearance at the national event in the last 22 years. In the past, North Hollywood High School teams won a national championship and placed among the top five teams nine times. In 2018, the team made it to the final round at the National Science Bowl placing second for the fifth time.
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.
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 290,000 high school and middle school students and their teachers have participated. Annually about 14,000 students compete in regional competitions.
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, on-line water and energy lesson materials and an environmental teacher institute. LADWP is also partnering with two non-profit organizations on school education programs focusing on water and energy conservation.
For further information on LADWP Education Programs, visit www.ladwp.com/education.
Contact: Walter Zeisl, (213) 367-1342; Cell (213) 923-6468
Note to Editors: Dawn Cotterell, LADWP Sr. Public Relations Specialist, will be at the National Science Bowl in the Washington, D.C. area. Her cell number is (213) 841-8269.