Bangor High School Students Win Back-to-Back Regional National Science Bowl Contests
WASHINGTON – This past weekend, a team of students from Bangor High School won the regional competition for the 2016 National Science Bowl (NSB) contest for the second consecutive year and are advancing to the competition’s National Finals in Washington, D.C. this April. Congressman Bruce Poliquin of Maine’s Second District released the following statement:
“I am thrilled for these hardworking and dedicated students from Bangor High School for their brilliance and commitment to their studies in math and science,” said Congressman Poliquin. “I am extremely proud of this group and their accomplishment and I look forward to hosting the team in my Washington Office when they travel down to compete in the National Finals this spring. Congratulations on advancing to the National Finals for the second year in a row!”
The 2016 Bangor High School NSB team includes five students who are all Bangor natives:
- Conor Thompson – Senior
- Isaac Robinson – Senior
- Paige Brown – Senior
- Tyler DeFroscia – Senior
- David Rubin – Sophomore
Team Coach: Mr. Cary James
In addition to competing on Bangor High School’s NSB team, Paige Brown is also a finalist in the Intel Science Talent Search, a pre-college national science and math competition. Brown, who is one of 40 high school senior finalists in the contest, will travel to Washington, D.C. from March 10-16 to present her research.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, which facilitates the competition, the National Science Bowl brings together thousands of middle and high school students from across the country to compete in a fast-paced question-and-answer format where they solve technical problems and answer questions on a range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, Earth and space science, physics and math.
A series of 116 regional middle school and high school tournaments are being held across the country from January through March. Winners will advance to represent their areas at the National Science Bowl held from April 28 to May 2 in Washington, D.C., for the final middle school and high school competitions. More than 250,000 students have participated in the National Science Bowl® in its 25-year history, and it is one of the nation’s largest science competitions. More than 14,000 students compete in the NSB each year.
For more information on the NSB, please visit http://science.energy.gov/wdts/nsb/.