St. Louis, Missouri - The annual Missouri Science Bowl for middle schools was hosted on February 22nd 2020 at Washington University. Typically held in March every year, the early start was fortunate, because Missouri Schools were able to compete just before the Covid-19 pandemic locked down the entire state. The winners were Parkway West Middle in 3rd Place, Crestview Middle school in 2nd place, and Ladue Middle school in first place. Under non-pandemic conditions, the first-place winner would compete in the National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C., but this year, virtual arrangements had to be made. The equivalent of a “Round Robin” competition was held on various dates leading up to 32 teams competing in a replacement for “Double Elimination” on June 5th, 2020 virtually. Ladue Middle participated along with volunteers from the Missouri Science Bowl to assist with scorekeeping and coordination. The results… Ladue Middle School advanced through several rounds of the competition and landed in the top four! Congrats to Ladue Middle School!
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The regional and national events encourage student involvement in math and science, improve awareness of career options in science and technology, and provide an avenue of enrichment and reward for academic science achievement.
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2020 Middle Schools from Missouri participating this year included:
· Christ the King School
· Crestview Middle School
· Dr. Benard J. Dubray Middle
· Ft. Zumwalt South Middle
· Mountain Grove Middle
· Robert H. Sperreng Middle
· Ste. Genevieve Middle
· The Barstow School
· Parkway West Middle
About the National Science Bowl: The Department of Energy created the National Science Bowl in 1991 to encourage students to excel in math and science as well as pursue careers in these fields. Over 265,000 students have participated in the National Science Bowl throughout its 28-year history and is one of the nation’s largest science competitions. The Department of Energy's Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States.
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