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News Release NR-0503

Students from Smoky Hill High School Triumph in Colorado Science Bowl

February 8, 2003

Golden, CO. — Students from Smoky Hill High School won top honors at the Colorado Science Bowl today at the Colorado School of Mines. In the final round of rapid-fire questions and answers about physics, math, biology, astronomy, chemistry, computers and the earth sciences, students from Smoky Hill High School team #2 were victorious over their peers, Smoky Hill team #3. At the end of the day, the three teams from Smoky Hill High School took first, second and third place in the competition.

Thirty-nine student teams from across the state competed in the daylong competition. As the winning team, Smoky Hill High School students earned the opportunity to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Science Bowl May 1-5 in the Washington, D.C. area, where they will go up against winning teams from regional competitions across the nation.

Other schools that survived the morning round robin competitions and made it to the afternoon double elimination contests were: Palmer High School, Northglenn High School, Coronado High School and Highlands Ranch High School.

The competition is sponsored by DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Golden Field Office, Midwest Research Institute, Battelle and Bechtel.

DOE began the National Science Bowl 13 years ago to help stimulate interest in science and math. The competition has evolved into one of the Energy Department's premier education programs.

For further information contact NREL Public Relations at 303-275-4090.
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