Great Neck South High School Wins Science Bowl at Brookhaven Lab

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With their coach, James Truglio, are the Great Neck South High School students who won first place in the regional Science Bowl at Brookhaven Lab: (from left) Eve Matthaey, Joshua Cho, Brian Chang, Daniel Lee and Eric Bobrow.

UPTON, NY — Great Neck South High School took first place in the Regional Science Bowl held at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory on January 29. Half Hollow Hills High School West came in second, the same spot they took last year. New Hyde Park High School came in third, and Division Avenue High School, Levittown, took fourth place. Twenty high school teams from Long Island competed in the 2011 regional competition hosted by Brookhaven Lab.

Brookhaven Science Associates and the Long Island Science Center sponsored the local tournament, a fast-paced question-and-answer contest designed to test high school students’ knowledge of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, energy, earth science, and general science.

The Regional Science Bowl at Brookhaven, along with 69 other regional contests around the country, is part of the National Science Bowl® competition coordinated by the Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Since its inception in 1991, more than 150,000 high school students have participated in the “Jeopardy”-style contest. By challenging themselves in Science Bowl competitions, students are encouraged to excel in science and math and to pursue careers in those fields.

The first-place team won $500 and is invited to participate in the National Science Bowl®, which will be held in Washington, D.C., from April 28-May 3, 2011. The second-place team won $250; third-place, $125; fourth-place, $75. All the winning teams received medals and trophies/plaques.

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