BETHLEHEM — Two Bethlehem Central High School teams placed first and third while the Middle School team placed second respectively at the Science Bowl Regional Qualifying Tournament at GE’s Research Center in Niskayuna on Saturday, March 2.
The Regional Science Bowl attracted over 150 students from 25 schools throughout the Capital District and winning teams will advance to the National Science Bowl Finals in Washington D.C. on April 25 to 29.
Developed in 1991, the Science Bowl was developed by the U.S. Department of Energy as a “highly competitive science education and academic event among teams of high school and middle school students who compete in a fast-paced verbal forum to solve technical problems and answer questions in all branches of science and math,” according to its press release. Teams have four students, one alternate student, and at least one coach. The event also aims to promote mathematical and science activities among young students.
One BCHS team, who won against teams from Shenendehowa High School, another BCHS one which placed third, and Shaker High School, will compete in the finals.
The middle school team was beaten by Iroquois Middle School but did place ahead of Van Antwerp and Acadia middle schools.
There was also a Middle School Car Race where the Bethlehem Middle School team placed second, behind just Schenectady’s Brown School and ahead of Van Antwerp and Acadia. middle schools.