NORTH HOLLYWOOD AND SANTA MONICA HIGH SCHOOL TEAMS
TRAVEL TO WASHINGTON, D.C. FOR NATIONAL SCIENCE BOWL
LOS ANGELES – The five-member teams from North Hollywood High School and Santa Monica High School depart for Washington, D.C. on Thursday, April 30 to represent the Los Angeles area at the U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl annual competition. These bright students are set to compete in a field of 67 regional championship teams from 40 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands, in the quiz show-style competition featuring complex college-level math, science and technology questions.
North Hollywood High School is the champion of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) Science Bowl regional competition, covering the city of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Unified School District. North Hollywood will compete in the National Science Bowl as the LADWP Science Bowl regional champion for the 11th time this year. The school took the national title in 2001, has won second place trophies three times and has also received fourth and fifth place trophies.
Santa Monica High School, the champion of the regional competition held at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, represents Southern California areas outside of the city and LAUSD. Last year Santa Monica took the national title.
LADWP regional championship teams have among the best records at the National Science Bowl compared to any other area or region in the nation. The teams have won four national titles and placed in the top five teams, nine of the past 14 years.
Science Bowl is a proud LADWP tradition and an excellent example of the Department’s commitment to the Los Angeles educational community. Additional LADWP educational programs include the Los Angeles Infrastructure Academy, the Youth Service Academy, the Adopt-A-School Program, the Times in Education Program, and a partnership with LAUSD on curriculum development covering renewable energy and conservation. Further information about LADWP educational programs is available by visiting www.ladwp.com, clicking “Community Involvement” and then selecting “LADWP in the School” in the pull-down menu.