Front row-kneeling: Andrew Kim-8th grade; Back row-standing, Brenda Beery-coach/teacher, Destyni Vincent-8th grade, Mica Oka- 8th grade, Cameron Cruden-8th grade, Henry Stone-8th grade, Dante Pistone-NSTec Public Affairs)
Faith Lutheran Middle School was crowned the champion of Nevada Regional Science Bowl for Middle Schools. The competition was held Saturday, March 3, at Henderson International School. Twenty-nine teams started the double-elimination competition at 7:30 a.m., and by 5 p.m., the field of student teams was whittled down to Faith Lutheran Middle School and Coral Academy of Las Vegas.
Faith Lutheran received $1,000 for the school’s math and/or science department. The students and coach also receive an expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. for the National Science Bowl sponsored by the Department of Energy on April 26-30, 2012. High school students from Advanced Technologies Academy (ATech) in Las Vegas won the Nevada Regional Science Bowl for High Schools last month and will also represent Nevada in the National Science Bowl.
Sponsors of the Nevada Regional Science Bowl include: U.S. Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office, National Security Technologies (NSTec), Northrop Grumman, U.S. Department of the Interior, WSI-Nevada Team, Desert Research Institute, Nevada Energy, VegasPBS, Henderson International School, the National Atomic Testing Museum and Southwest Gas.