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Golden, Colo., February 8, 1997 -- Students from Aurora's Eagle Crest High School won top honors at the 1997 Colorado Science Bowl today at the Auraria Campus of Metropolitan State College in Denver. In the final round of fast-paced questions about physics, math, biology, astronomy, chemistry, computers and the earth sciences, Eagle Crest was victorious over students from Aurora's Smoky Hill High School.
Some 40 student teams from across the state competed in the day-long competition. As the top two teams, Eagle Crest and Smoky Hill students will receive an expense-paid trip to the National Science Bowl in Chevy Chase, Md. May 2 - 5, where they will compete against 45 winning teams from regional competitions across the nation.
Four other schools that survived the morning round robin competitions and made it to the afternoon double elimination contests were: Pueblo South High School, Pueblo; George Washington High School, Denver; Widefield High School, Colorado Springs; and Palmer High School, Colorado Springs.
The regional competition is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the DOE Golden Field Office, Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site, the Midwest Research Institute, Kaiser-Hill and Metropolitan State College.
DOE began the National Science Bowl seven years ago and the competition has evolved into one of its premier educational programs to help stimulate young people's interest in science and math.