University High School's Science Bowl and Ocean Science Bowl teams placed first at the recent regional competitions held at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena.
This Science Bowl, an annual U.S. Department of Energy competition, marks their sixth win in seven years, which is an impressive record, especially given the high level of competition, among not only public schools but also private schools in the region.
Throughout the day, 20 teams competed in a Jeopardy-style round robin which tested students on their knowledge across various scientific disciplines, including mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, and space and earth sciences.
“These outstanding students showed determination, good sportsmanship and worked together, demonstrating the true spirit of a University High Trojan,” said Chair of Uni’s science department and coach David Knight. “Our students have an incredible depth of knowledge in each field of science. I am proud of how hard they worked and what they have accomplished.”
The team is now set to represent IUSD at the National Science Bowl in Washington, DC, scheduled for April.
Ocean Science Bowl
Adding to the school's triumphs, University High School's Ocean Science Bowl team also placed first in the regional competition for the second year. Competing against seven other schools, they were undefeated in all nine rounds. The Ocean Science Bowl covered a spectrum of subjects, including chemistry, physics, math, biology, and even Latin.
“This victory is a reflection of the dedication and hard work of our students. Week after week, they committed themselves to study, practice and strengthen their teamwork. Their passion and commitment shine through in this win,” said Marine Science Teacher and Ocean Science Bowl Team Coach Ruby-Ann Lopez.
Congratulations to the Science Bowl and Ocean Science Bowl teams!