Science whiz kids ready for Regional Science Bowl

43_science0127SCIENCE BOWL TEAM  — The Conrad Science Bowl team will be in Billings this weekend in competition with teams from across Montana. From the left are Sam Carroll, Advisor Phil Springer, Dallas VanLuchene, Zach Lettenga, Kyle Linn, Jacob Gouchenour, Wyeld Converse, Erika VanderVeen, Claire Nelson and Brach Newmiller.  I-O Photo by Barb Endler





By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor

Conrad students, under the guidance of Science Instructor Phil Springer, will be in Billings Saturday for the Annual Big Sky Regional Science Bowl.

Sponsored by the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA), the Science Bowl is a math and science competition of high school students.

This year Conrad will be part of 25 teams representing 16 different schools.

They will be testing their knowledge of science and to try and win the coveted first place prize and a free trip the National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C. in April.

The purpose of the Science Bowl is to improve awareness of career options in science and technology and provide an avenue of enrichment and recognition for academic science achievement.

The Science Bowl is designed to be a fast-paced, verbal competition where students answer questions at random from the subject areas of; astronomy, biology, physics, chemistry, math, as well as earth and general sciences.

Competition takes place at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center, 1223 Mullowney Lane in Billings, with the first question being asked at 8 a.m.

Helena High School will be trying to defend their title from last year.