WAYNE – Regional science bowl competition is in the book for Nebraska as the past two weekends featured 77 teams from schools across the state.
The 17th annual Nebraska Middle School Science Bowl was held on February 1 while the 25th annual Nebraska High School Science Bowl recently took place on the Wayne State campus February 8.
Organizations sponsoring the Nebraska Science Bowl events were the Nebraska Department of Education, U.S. Department of Energy, Stadium Sports and Wayne State College.
This year’s high school Nebraska champion was Creighton Prep who defeated Lincoln Southwest. Lincoln East placed third, followed by Brownell-Talbot in fourth, Omaha North took fifth and Duchesne finished sixth. Other team scoring saw the second Brownell-Talbot team (seventh), Columbus High (eighth), third Brownell-Talbot team (ninth) and Skutt (10th).
Brownell-Talbot High School received the Team Civility award.
King Science and Technical Magnet middle school from Omaha was the middle school regional Nebraska champion.
Lux (Lincoln) middle school placed second, Millard North (Omaha) middle school took third, McMillan Magnet (Omaha) middle school finished fourth while the Wayne middle school rounded out the top five teams. Other team scoring saw the second Lux middle school team (sixth), second Millard North middle school team (seventh), Norris (Firth) middle school (eighth), Goodrich (Lincoln) middle school (ninth) and Moore (Lincoln) middle school (10th).
Schoo (Lincoln) middle school received the Team Civility award.
The winning team at each level receives an all-expense paid trip to the National Science Bowl in Washington D.C. The 2020 national competition is April 30 – May 4, 2020 as the United States Department of Energy sponsors the national competition.
A series of 112 regional middle school and high school tournaments are being held across the country from January through March.
The top 16 high school teams and the top 16 middle school teams in the National Finals will win $1,000 for their schools’ science departments. Prizes for the top two high school teams for the 2020 NSB will be announced at a later date. More than 305,000 students have participated in the National Science Bowl® in its 29-year history and it is one of the nation’s largest science competitions. More than 14,700 students compete in the NSB each year.