By Matthew Allana ’20
Students competed in the National Science Bowl at California State University, Los Angeles, on Feb. 4, led by science teacher David Fromme. Science Bowl is a quiz-style competition with five categories: physical science, life science, general science, energy and math. Teams have four members each, and two groups, one composed of seventh graders and the other of eighth graders, competed from the Middle School.
According to Fromme, he was impressed with both teams’ performance.
“For their first showing, [the seventh grade team] did really well … going in, they didn’t actually have a spot; they showed up the day of expecting to watch. … The eighth grade team did about as perfect as you can get. They went through the matches that mattered undefeated,” Fromme said.
The seventh grade team went 2-2, and the eighth grade team was undefeated, becoming the regional champions. They have been invited to and are planning to attend the national competition, which will be held in Washington from April 27 – May 1. According to team members, the experience was very beneficial and fulfilling.
“This is [my] second year of doing Science Bowl, and I’ve found the experience very rewarding. I like competitions as well as science, and so Science Bowl fits me very well. It has also encouraged me to read a lot more books about science, and at the competition I have a lot of fun as well as feel challenged,” Tyler Weigand ’21, the eighth grade team captain, said.