Bowl ‘Em Over

Two schools are representing the lake area at the National Science Bowl this weekend.

Students from Wayzata High School and Blake Middle School are representing the lake area—and the entire state of Minnesota—at this weekend’s Department of Energy National Science Bowl in in Washington, D.C.

The 21st annual competition draws high school and middle school students from across the country to be quizzed on various science topics including biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, astronomy, energy, and math.

The high school championship team will win a two-week trip to the International Science School in Sydney, Australia. The winner of the high school Civility Award for sportsmanlike conduct will travel to Alaska for a nine-day scientific/outdoor excursion. Additional prizes include $500-$1000 awards toward schools’ science departments, scholarships, trophies, plaques, electronic book readers and gift certificates.

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