WAYNE – After a Nebraska middle school was crowned champion earning them an expense-paid trip to the National Science Bowl, an eastern Nebraska high school did the same.
This past Saturday, the 4th annual Eastern Nebraska High School Science Bowl took over the campus of Wayne State College.
Of the 24 teams participating, Lincoln East was tabbed the winner. Team members from Lincoln East were Isaac Zhang, Ian Meyer, Andrzej Korlacki, Neeraj Kadubandi, Ian Orchard, and coaches Brianna Paswaters and Frances Siddoway.
According to a release from WSC, the science bowl is a fun, fast-paced academic competition that tests students’ knowledge in math and science.
The U.S. Department of Energy will provide an expense-paid trip for the team where they will represent Nebraska at the National High School Science Bowl competition in Washington, D.C. The 2019 national competition is scheduled for April 25-29.
The runner-up team was Bellevue East with Casey Nolte, Nathan Sittel, Breck O’Grady, Marcos Labrado, Daniel Reedy and Coach David Bossman.
Nolte of Bellevue East also won the “I’m Science Smart” medal for answering the most questions during the morning round-robin competition. Also, Creighton Prep won the “Team Civility Award” which recognizes a team for showing civility and good sportsmanlike conduct.
Wayne State College coordinates the Nebraska middle school and eastern high school science bowls as more than 100 volunteers were recruited to help run the events.