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North Hollywood H.S. Science Scholars Score Second Place PDF Print E-mail
Written by San Fernando Valley Sun   
Thursday, 03 May 2012 02:24

Team Competes In Prestigious National Science Bowl Competition in Washington, D.C.

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Unified School District is on a roll with award-winning teams in scholastic competitions.

North Hollywood High School has won second-place in the national championship at the 22nd Annual U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl after an intense two days of battling out advanced-science concepts.

This marks the fourth time North Hollywood has taken home a second-place trophy, representing the team's eighth national award overall in the competition. The team won the national championship in 2001, placed third last year, and finished fourth and fifth in recent years.

"The North Hollywood High School science bowl team continues its record of national excellence," said LAUSD Board Member Tamar Galatzan, whose district includes the school. "I congratulate this year's team and coaches for their hard work, intense preparation and outstanding performance in a competition involving top science students around the country."

Earning their trip to the nationals, North Hollywood won the 2012 Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's Science Bowl regional competition in February, the team's 14th regional championship in the last 15 years.

The North Hollywood High School Science Scholars are Rain Song, Daniel Bork, Vivek Banerjee, Kennedy Agwamba and Chiyoung Kim, with Altair Maine serving as the coach.

With second-place honors, North Hollywood's team and coach won $1,000 for their school, as well as a science research trip to Yellowstone National Park, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.

The National Science Bowl is the nation's-largest high school science-based academic competition.