It was a heated competition at last week’s New Jersey Regional High School Science Bowl, with 32 teams competing from New Jersey and Pennsylvania, but in the end, the team from New Jersey’s West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South in Mercer County emerged victorious.
“It was up to the last question,” said Arnav Sood, a member of the winning team, in a press release about the competition. (We tried to find out the last question, just for fun, but turns out that kind of thing is top secret, a spokeswoman told us.)
Now in its 23rd year, the National Science Bowl is organized by the Department of Energy’s Office of Science. During the competition, teams of four to five students answer math and science questions.
The West Windsor team will compete against nearly 70 other teams in the National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C. in April.
Two teams from Philadelphia schools competed in last week’s New Jersey Regional competition, held at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory: Boys’ Latin of Philadelphia Charter School and William Penn Charter School.-30-