Out of 58 high school teams, four claimed spots as regional science bowl finalists today, though only one will advance to the National Science Bowl in Washington D.C..
Mt. Lebanon High School team 1, North Allegheny Senior High School team 1, Pittsburgh Allderdice High School team 1 and Thomas Jefferson High School team 1 will compete in the championship, following today's preliminary round at the Community College of Allegheny County South Campus, according to a press release from the National Energy Technology Laboratory.
The science programs at those schools will receive funds between $600 to $1,500, as well as local trips and other prizes.
The National Science Bowl is an academic competition among teams of high school students who compete in a question-and-answer format similar to the television show Jeopardy. Questions cover biology, math, chemistry, physics, energy, and earth and space science.
The championship round of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Science Bowl is scheduled for March 5 at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory in South Park. The regional champion will receive an expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., to compete in the National Science Bowl in April.
Eight teams also won Civility Awards for sportsmanship: Aquinas Academy of Pittsburgh team 1, Aquinas Academy of Pittsburgh team 2, East Allegheny High School team 1, Hampton High School, Keystone Oaks High School, Pine-Richland High School team 2, Pittsburgh Brashear High School, and Serra Catholic High School team 1.