Cedar Springs Homeschool advances to National Science Bowl
Countless hours studying math and science paid off for some exceptionally bright students from Cedar Springs Homeschool. They were first-place winners in the U.S. Department of Energy’s annual Tennessee Science Bowl this past weekend.
Cedar Springs Homeschool competed against 58 other high school teams on Saturday, February 27, to place first in the annual competition. The schools edged out its competition by successfully answering challenging questions in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, earth and space science, and energy.
Held at Pellissippi State Community College’s Blount County Campus, the Tennessee Science Bowl is the nation’s third largest regional competition. The regional bowl prepares students to compete nationally with other exceptional students from schools across the country. As the first-place team, Cedar Springs Homeschool receives an all-expenses-paid trip to the DOE National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C., April 28-May 2, as well as a $1,000 cash prize and a first-place trophy.
Cash prizes and trophies were also awarded to Lausanne Collegiate School, second place ($750); Oak Ridge High School, third place ($500); and Brentwood High School for fourth place ($250).
“For these students, whether competing in the Tennessee Science Bowl or nationally in DOE’s National Science Bowl, it is not just about winning,” said DOE Oak Ridge National Laboratory Site Office Manager Johnny Moore. “These teams are demonstrating that their passion for the sciences is a commitment, and their dreams of future careers in science will soon be realized. In fact, many of these students will go on to become our country’s science and technology leaders, and that’s something DOE strongly believes is worth investing in.”
Major sponsors of the Tennessee Science Bowl include the DOE-Office of Science, ORAU, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, and Pellissippi State Community College. The Tennessee Valley Authority, Consolidated Nuclear Security LLC, and PetSafe have also provided major financial support. For a full listing of sponsors, as well as photos, videos, and additional information, visit www.orau.gov/sciencebowl.
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