Students at Hoover and Crescenta Valley high schools will compete Saturday in a regional competition to determine which team from across Southern California will compete in the National Science Bowl hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. in April.
The two Glendale high schools are among 31 school teams from San Juan Capistrano to Redondo Beach which will compete at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in the regional contest.
Sixteen-year-old Meagan Yuen, captain of Hoover High’s science bowl team which formed at the start of the school year, said team members have been practicing for the bowl for two to three hours every Saturday since October.
Across the country, more than 1,800 teams will compete in about 70 regional competitions that will challenge them to answer questions related to earth science, physics, biology and astronomy in a fast-paced format.
“I think I can speak for the team when I say that science bowl is a lot of fun,” Yuen said. “We enjoy the competitive spirit of the bowl and the chance to show off our scientific knowledge.”