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High School Wins Colorado Science Bowl

A group of students from Lakewood High School Team 1 has won the Colorado High School Science Bowl. The team will travel to the 23rd National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C., in April to compete for the national title against 70 other high schools.

The Science Bowl began in 1991 by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and is a way to encourage high school students to explore the importance of science and math. The Department of Energy’s Golden Field Office and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are major sponsors of the event.

Teams from across the state competed in the day-long competition at Dakota Ridge High School in Littleton. In the final round, Lakewood High School Team 1 topped Cheyenne Mountain High School Team 1 of Colorado Springs with a score of 38-16 after correctly answering rapid-fire questions in physics, math, biology, astronomy, chemistry, anthropology, and earth sciences.

The National Science Bowl is celebrating more than 20 years of competition and is the only academic event of its kind that is sponsored by a U.S. government agency. Approximately 15,000 high students from across the country compete for a chance to go to Washington D.C. for the national finals.

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