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Golden, Colo., Feb. 27, 1999 Students from Aurora's Smoky Hill High School won top honors at the 1999 Denver Regional Science Bowl today at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden. In the final round of rapid-fire questions about physics, math, biology, astronomy, chemistry, computers and the earth sciences, students from Smoky Hill High School were victorious over Highlands Ranch High School.
Twenty-one student teams from rural communities and metropolitan areas 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 in the Washington, D.C., area April 30-May 3, 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, Aurora; Golden High School, Golden; Central High School, Pueblo; Woodland Park High School, Woodland Park; Centennial High School, Pueblo; and George Washington High School, Denver.
DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden Field Office and Denver Regional Support Office sponsored the regional competition.
DOE began the National Science Bowl nine years ago to help stimulate interest in science and math. The competition has evolved into one of the Energy Department's premier educational programs.