2018-03-07 / Local

Mt. Ararat High School students compete in science bowl

Times Record Staff


Two teams of Mr. Ararat students put their science knowledge to the test last weekend.

MTA students competed against teams from nine other Maine schools at a regional competition Saturday at the University of Southern Maine campus in Gorham. At stake at the competition, run by the U.S. Department of Energy, was a spot in the National Science Bowl. Bangor High School was victorious and will be heading to Washington, D.C., to compete in the national event.

“It went well,” said Mt. Ararat science teacher Glen Evans. “Both Mt. Ararat teams were spirited competitors.”

Students that competed in the regional science bowl were Mae Flibotte, Peter Mao, Abigail Nordwall, Peter Neufeld, Katie Trebilcock, Alex Humphrey, Emma Pottle, Jack Mathieu and Riley Lapointe.

The science bowl competition is designed in a fast-paced question-and-answer format, with students tested in a range of scientific disciplines. The bowl covers all subjects, including biology, chemistry, earth and space science, physics, energy and math. The national science bowl began in 1991, and will take place this year from April 26-30.

Science bowl teams are made up of 4-5 students; Mt. Ararat’s take part in an afterschool science club.

Science club members will also enter an aquatic robotics competition, SeaPerch, which takes place April 7. Evans said a few of the same students from the science bowl competition will also be involved in SeaPerch, but the club will have other members taking part. In SeaPerch, students build robots that can be submerged in water.


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