Golden, Colo., Feb. 27, 2001 - Students from Highlands Ranch High School won top honors at the Colorado Science Bowl on Feb. 24 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 Highlands Ranch High School were victorious over Eaglecrest High School.
Thirty student teams from across the state competed in the daylong competition. As the winning team, Highlands Ranch High School students earned the opportunity to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Science Bowl May 4-7 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: Douglas County High School, Castle Rock; Highlands Ranch High School Team #2, Highlands Ranch; Grand Junction High School, Grand Junction; Pueblo South High School, Pueblo; Christian Fellowship High School, Lakewood and Doherty High School, Colorado Springs.
DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Golden Field Office sponsored the regional competition.
DOE began the National Science Bowl 11 years ago to help stimulate interest in science and math. The competition has evolved into one of the Energy Department's premier education programs.
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