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National Science Bowl Update: Middle School Teams from Maryland and Indiana to Compete for National Championship on Monday

April 28, 2013 - 9:40pm


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WASHINGTON – The field of middle school finalists in the Department of Energy (DOE) National Science Bowl has narrowed once more, and now only two middle school teams remain in the competition.

The teams remaining are:


  • Creekside Middle School, Carmel


  • Takoma Park Middle School, Silver Spring

The top eight middle school teams in the academic competition will each receive $1,000 for their school’s science department and the top three teams will receive trophies and individual medals.

The top two middle school teams will face off at the National Building Museum on Monday, April 29 beginning at 9:30 a.m. EDT. The championship rounds of competition on Monday morning will be followed by an awards ceremony.

This year’s competition began with more than 5,000 middle school students on 1,023 teams participate in 46 regional competitions in 33 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. This year, more than 9,000 high school students on 1,894 teams also participated in 69 high school regional competitions that were held in 43 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. More than 225,000 students have participated in the competition since its creation in 1991 and some later became scientists and teachers, engineers and leaders.