The “A” and “B” teams from North Hollywood High School finished first and second in the recent Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) annual Science Bowl Regional Competition held in downtown Los Angeles. This is North Hollywood High’s 18th regional title in the last 20 years.
Sherman Oaks CES finished third, and Palisades Charter High School of Pacific placed fourth.
The North Hollywood “A” Team members each received a $1,000 Hitachi Scholarship and an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC from April 27 to May 1 to represent the City of Los Angeles and compete at the U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl.
The trip is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science.
The team will compete in a field of 70 high school champions from 40 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. A total of nine teams from California will participate.
The LADWP Science Bowl tests the the students’ reflexes, teamwork skills and knowledge in a television game show format that involves answering toss-up and bonus questions, buzzers and timed responses.
The National Science Bowl is among the nation’s largest science-based academic competitions and the only one sponsored by a federal agency. Since its inception in 1991, more than 265,000 students have participated in the program.