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News Release: Pueblo Centennial High School Wins Colorado High School Science Bowl

February 23, 2008

Students from Pueblo Centennial High School won the Colorado High School Science Bowl today, taking the top spot for the second year in a row. In the final round of rapid-fire questions and answers about physics, math, biology, astronomy, chemistry, computers and the earth sciences, Pueblo Centennial triumphed over D’Evelyn Senior High School of Denver.

Twenty-nine teams from across the state competed in the daylong competition at Dakota Ridge High School in Littleton. As the winning team, the Pueblo Centennial High School students earned the opportunity to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Science Bowl® May 1-6 in Washington, D.C., where they will face the 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: Dakota Ridge High School, Littleton; Standley Lake High School, Westminster; Douglas County High School, Castle Rock; Arapahoe High School, Centennial; Cheyenne Mountain High School, Colorado Springs; Smoky Hill High School, Aurora; Lakewood High School, Lakewood; Coronado High School, Colorado Springs; Wheat Ridge High School, Wheat Ridge; and Faith Christian Academy, Arvada.

The competition is sponsored by DOE, Xcel Energy Foundation, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Midwest Research Institute and Battelle, Jefferson County Public Schools, Dakota Ridge High School, Science Kit and Boreal Laboratories, Ward’s Natural Science and Sargent-Welch.

DOE began the National Science Bowl 18 years ago to help stimulate interest in science and math.  The competition has evolved into one of DOE’s premier education programs.

High-resolution photograph of winners available by e-mail upon request.