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Students from Pueblo Centennial High School Triumph in Colorado High School Science Bowl

Photo of students holding a High School Science Bowl banner.

(From left) Pueblo Centennial's Jesse Hovis, Lisa Marquez, Mitch Montoya, Meara Christian, Jay Mead (coach) and Benjamin Pacheco hold their trophy and banner after winning the 2007 High School Science Bowl at Dakota Ridge High School in Littleton, Colo.

February 3, 2007

Students from Pueblo Centennial High School won top honors at the Colorado High School Science Bowl today.  In the final round of rapid-fire questions and answers about physics, math, biology, astronomy, chemistry, computers and the earth sciences, Pueblo Centennial High School was victorious over Highlands Ranch High School.

Thirty student teams from across the state competed in the daylong competition at Dakota Ridge High School.  As the winning team, Pueblo Centennial High School students earned the opportunity to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Science Bowl® April 26 – 30 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: Eaglecrest High School, Centennial; Wheat Ridge High School, Wheat Ridge; University of Denver High School, Denver; Highlands Ranch High School, Highlands Ranch; Smoky Hill High School, Aurora; D’Evelyn High School, Denver; Douglas County High School; Castle Rock; Coronado High School, Colorado Springs; Pueblo Centennial High School, Pueblo; Legacy High School, Broomfield; Standley Lake High School, Westminster; and Golden High School, Golden.

The competition is sponsored by DOE, Xcel Energy Foundation, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Midwest Research Institute and Battelle and Jefferson County Public Schools.

DOE began the National Science Bowl 17 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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