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Kentucky Middle School Advances to DOE’s National Science Bowl

February 6, 2018

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The Lone Oak Middle School winning team (left to right): Jack Perriello, Reese Bell, EM Paducah Site Lead Jennifer Woodard of EM’s Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office, Isaac Reynolds, Avery Miller, Cameron Willis, and coach Daniel Rushing.
The Lone Oak Middle School winning team (left to right): Jack Perriello, Reese Bell, EM Paducah Site Lead Jennifer Woodard of EM’s Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office, Isaac Reynolds, Avery Miller, Cameron Willis, and coach Daniel Rushing.

PADUCAH, Ky. – Lone Oak Middle School won DOE’s West Kentucky Regional Science Bowl Feb. 2 during competition among 20 middle school teams. 

Lone Oak advances to represent western Kentucky, southern Illinois, and western Tennessee in the middle school competition at DOE’s National Science Bowl (NSB) April 26-30 in Washington, D.C.

“Lone Oak Middle School is thankful for this incredible opportunity sponsored by DOE,” said Daniel Rushing, the team’s coach. 

“First of all, we thank the Lord for blessing us with our knowledge. We’d also like to thank our educators,” said Isaac Reynolds, 8th grade student and Lone Oak team captain. “Science Bowl was a great experience for us.”

The Lone Oak Middle School team deliberates during the finals of the DOE West Kentucky Regional Middle School Science Bowl.
The Lone Oak Middle School team deliberates during the finals of the DOE West Kentucky Regional Middle School Science Bowl.

   The event was held on the University of Kentucky College of Engineering—Paducah Campus at West Kentucky Community and Technical College. It was organized by employees and contractors from EM’s Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office. More than 100 volunteers serve as moderators, judges, technical advisors, and scorekeepers.

   DOE’s Office of Science manages the NSB finals competition. More information is available on the NSB website.

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