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Students From Smoky Hill High School Triumph in Colorado Science Bowl

Golden, Colo., Feb. 09, 2002

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 were victorious over Palmer High School.

Thirty-eight 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 3-6 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: Doherty High School, Douglas County High School, Eaglecrest High School, Lakewood High School, Pueblo Central High School, Pueblo South High School, Wasson High School, George Washington High School, Highlands Ranch High School, Air Academy High School and Hotchkiss High School.

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

DOE began the National Science Bowl 12 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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