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Clark High School charges into National Science Bowl finals

April 27, 2018

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Clark High School science bowl team enjoys their victory. From left, Alex Bean, Anish Kalakuntla, coach Chuck Bean, Brennan Farrington, Jeffrey Luo and Jay Desai.

It’s an exciting time for the Clark High School Chargers, whose regional champion Science Bowl team is getting ready to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Science Bowl, the largest and most prestigious nation-wide science competition in the United States, on April 26-30. 

Clark High School’s winning team was crowned local champions during the 27th annual regional Nevada Science Bowl, hosted by the Nevada National Security Site at Vegas PBS. 

“Clark has been practicing hard for months and will represent Nevada well in D.C.,” said Darwin Morgan, director of public affairs for the U.S. DOE National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Field Office. “Regardless of where this Nevada team places in the nationals, they should be extremely proud of what they’ve accomplished.” 

More than 150 Nevada participants joined 15,000 other high school students across the country in an effort to qualify for the finals. 

“This year is Clark's first regional championship since '05, and my first as a coach,”  said Coach Chuck Bean, a physics teacher. “Our only senior on the team has loved Science Bowl since middle school and is eager to do well at the national level.” 

The Clark students took home a $5,000 first prize for their math/science department and won a free trip to Washington D.C. to compete in the U.S. DOE National Science Bowl this month. 

Clark will join more than 100 teams in the national competition.