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News Release

Number: 03-12
Released: February 5, 2003
Contact: Diane Greenberg, 631 344-2347 or Mona S. Rowe, 631 344-5056

Great Neck South High School Wins Science Bowl at Brookhaven Lab

UPTON, NY - The questions were tough, but the whiz kids from Great Neck South High School answered the most questions in the least amount of time, making them the champions of the Regional Science Bowl at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory on February 1.

Sponsored by Brookhaven Science Associates, the fast-paced question-and-answer tournament was designed to test high school students’ knowledge of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, astronomy, earth science and general science.

Interim Laboratory Director Peter Paul presented each of the three winning teams with their prizes. With Paul (far left) are (from left) Great Neck South High School winning team members Zachary Wissner-Gross, Jared Bass, Kenny Schultz, Zachary Scherr, and Sharon Chou, along with coach Matthew Sckalor. 300dpi Hi-res image.

The Regional Science Bowl at Brookhaven, along with 65 others around the country, is part of the National Science Bowl® competition coordinated by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Since its inception in 1991, more than 80,000 high school students have participated in this “Jeopardy”-style contest. About 13,000 students joined the competition this year.

Twenty schools, most from Long Island, participated in the competition. As first-place champs, the Great Neck South High School team won $500 to be shared among the five team members, gold medals for each team member, and a trophy for display at their school — an inscribed silver bowl. The first-place team will get a chance to participate in the National Science Bowl®, which will be held in Chevy Chase, Maryland, on May 1-5, 2003.

The Half Hollow Hills High School West team came in second-place winners. They received $300 for the team, silver medals for each team member, and a trophy for their school. Horace Greeley High School won third place, and received $200, bronze medals and a silver bowl.

NOTE TO LOCAL EDITORS: Photos of the second-place and third-place teams also are available.