Pantex High School Science Bowl Set for Saturday

  • Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 12:00 am

Teams from as far away as Lubbock, Higgins to compete for regional title

More than 30 teams of competitors will once again gather at West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) for the annual Pantex Science Bowl competition.

This weekend’s event will feature 35 high school teams from 20 schools across the Texas Panhandle and High Plains in a head-to-head competition that will thoroughly test their knowledge of math and science.

“This is the culmination of months of work for these dedicated students,” said Debra Halliday, B&W Pantex Science Bowl coordinator. “It’s amazing to see how much knowledge they bring to the competition every year.”

Around 200 Pantex employees and community volunteers will be on hand to help run the Science Bowl. The competition features teams of four students answering science and math questions in a game show style round-robin format, followed by a double elimination tournament after lunch. The winner of Saturday’s event will be eligible to travel to Washington in April to compete with scores of other teams from across the U.S. for the national title. Last year, Amarillo High School won the regional competition and tested their knowledge in Washington D.C.

In addition to bragging rights and a shot at the national title, the winning team will earn $1,000 for its school’s science program, with $500 and $250 going to the second and third place schools.

This year, the Education Credit Union has joined the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Pantex and WTAMU in sponsoring the event. Science Bowl is the DOE’s longest-running educational outreach program. Science Bowls have been held in this area for 24 years.

The high school round is the second phase of the Science Bowl competition. A team from Panhandle Junior High School won the middle school competition February 8.

Schools participating in this year’s Pantex High School Science Bowl are:

Amarillo High School
Booker High School
Canyon High School
Caprock High School
Dumas High School
Estacado High School
Fort Elliott High School
Friona High School
Hartley High School
Higgins ISD
Highland Park High School
Holy Cross Catholic Academy
Lazbuddie High School
Lubbock High School
New Home ISD
Palo Duro High School
Panhandle High School
Randall High School
Shallowater High School
Spur High School


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