Valley High School Earns Spot in National Science Bowl Competition

Valley High School Earns Spot in National Science Bowl Competition

Valley High School has won first place in this year’s South Central Ohio Regional Science Bowl, claiming the title for the second time in three years. The competition, organized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), featured 18 schools and 32 teams from Scioto, Pike, Ross, and Jackson counties. The event took place at Shawnee State University.

The National Science Bowl, established by the DOE in 1991, aims to inspire students to pursue careers in math and science. Over the decades, more than 344,000 students have participated in the competition, making it one of the nation’s largest science competitions.

Jeremy Davis, DOE’s Portsmouth Site Lead, commended all the participating students for their hard work and congratulated Valley High School for their victory. The winning team will now move on to the National Finals Tournament in Washington, DC from April 25th-29th.

Valley Coach Justin Howard expressed excitement over winning the competition and praised his teams for their dedication and effort. He looks forward to representing the region in the upcoming national tournament. Minford’s team 2 secured second place, while Valley’s team one and Northwest’s team 2 reached the semi-finals.

The success of the regional Science Bowl was made possible by the collaboration of over 60 volunteers from various organizations, including DOE, Fluor-BWXT, Enterprise Technical Assistance Services, and Mid-American Conversion Services. Their teamwork and dedication ensured the smooth running of the event.

This is the DOE’s 12th year hosting the regional competition, and it continues to be a valuable opportunity for students to showcase their scientific knowledge and skills. The Valley Indians are now gearing up to compete in the national tournament, representing their region with pride.

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