WAYNE – Middle Schools from across the state and High Schools in eastern Nebraska made their way to Wayne State College during the first two weekends of February for Science Bowl competition.
On February 3, 42 middle schools took over campus while February 10 made way for 22 high schools.
From the middle school ranks it was King Science and Technology Magnet Middle School winning the event and taking home the top prize of a trip to the National Competition.
The runner-up was Moore Middle School from Lincoln (Blaine Traudt, Siam Thawn, Aidan Jackson, Kaelie Voss, Caleb Ohlrich and teacher/coach Luke Luxford).
Other awards went to Zach Kozak of Mickle Middle School in Lincoln won the “I’m Science Smart” medal for answering the most questions during the morning round-robin competition. Also, McMillan Middle School won the “Team Civility Award”, which recognizes a team for showing “grace under pressure” to exemplify good sportsman-like conduct.
Moving into the high school competition from this past weekend, Lincoln East was crowned champions and will also represent Nebraska in the National Competition.
Creighton Prep took second (Connor Gregg, Joe Hennessey, Matthew Muellner, Richard Csordas, Robert Beyer and teacher/coach Mike Clark) as Joe Hennessey of Creighton Prep was awarded the “I’m Science Smart” medal. Skutt Catholic High School then won the “Team Civility Award”.
According to a release from Wayne State College, 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 qualifying teams where they’ll represent Nebraska in Washington, D.C. National Competition will take place April 26-30.
Wayne State College (WSC) coordinates both the Nebraska Middle School and Eastern Nebraska Science Bowls. More than 100 volunteers were recruited and helped work at the both competitions.