The West Virginia Science Bowl tested students’ knowledge of math and science with round-robin and double-elimination competition rounds. Middle school teams competed Friday, followed by high school students on Saturday. This year’s West Virginia competition included welcoming remarks from Congressman David McKinley, as well as representatives from NETL and WVU. Participants also explored hands-on engineering activities and an academic information fair from institutions around the state.
Coming in at second, third and fourth place were George Washington High School 1, Charleston, WV, Morgantown High School 2, Morgantown, WV, George Washington High School 2, Charleston, WV, respectively. In the middle school division, second, third and fourth place were awarded to St. Francis de Sales Central 1, Western, WV, Triadelphia 1, Triadelphia, WV, and Suncrest 2, Morgantown, WV, respectively.
The high schools that registered to compete in science bowl were Braxton County (two teams), Capital of Charleston, Clay County, Central Catholic of Wheeling, Elkins, East Fairmont (two teams), George Washington of Charleston (two teams), Jefferson High School, Liberty High School of Clarksburg, Morgantown High (two teams), Parkersburg High, Pikeview, Princeton Senior, Ripley, Riverside, Shady Spring, South Charleston, Webster County, Wheeling Park, and Williamstown.
The middle schools that participated in the regional competition are Hayes, John Adams of Charleston (two teams), Mountaineer of Morgantown, St. Francis de Sales Central Catholic of Morgantown (two teams), St. Francis de Sales of Beckley (two teams), Suncrest Middle (two teams), and Triadelphia Middle of Wheeling (two teams).
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