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Ellicott City high schoolers earn shot in National Science Bowl Finals

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Posted at 6:15 PM, Jan 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-22 18:15:06-05

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. — A group of Howard County high school students will be advancing to compete in the National Science Bowl Finals this spring, the United States Department of Energy announced in a statement Tuesday.

The team from Centennial High School in Ellicott City won their regional competition this past weekend. Competitors in the finals come through a series of 111 regional middle and high school tournaments held between January and March across the country. The finals will be held in Washington D.C. from April 25 to 29. The event is sponsored by the Department of Energy.

The top 16 teams at the high school and middle school levels will each win $1,000 for their respective school’s science departments. The first and second place high school teams from last year’s competition won all-expense paid trips to Alaska where they learned about glaciology, marine and avian biology, and plate tectonics.

In the 28-year history of the National Science Bowl, more than 290,000 students have competed, with roughly 14,000 students participating each year.