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Farragut Middle School Places First in DOE sponsored East Tennessee Middle School Science Bowl

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – – The fifth annual U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) East Tennessee Middle School Science Bowl held Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Roane State Community College, Oak Ridge Campus highlighted the academic expertise of students representing 12 Tennessee middle schools.

The Middle School Science Bowl is a competition which tests participants’ knowledge in mathematics and the sciences. This year 16 teams, composed of the state’s brightest middle school students, were quizzed in a fast-paced question and answer format similar to the Jeopardy television game show. Each team included four student competitors, an alternate, and a coach who also served as the team’s advisor.

After an intense competition, three winning teams emerged. The winning teams also received monetary awards:

  •  First Place ($750) – Farragut Middle School – Team 1 – Farragut Middle School (Farragut) will travel to Washington, D.C., April 30 – May 4, 2015, to compete in the DOE National Science Bowl
  • Second Place ($500) – Jefferson Middle School (Oak Ridge) – Team 1
  • Third Place ($250) – Cedar Bluff Middle School (Knoxville)

Schools participating in this year’s competition include Blount Home Education Association, Jefferson Middle School, Webb School, St. Mary’s School, Cedar Springs Homeschool, Norris Middle School, Powell Middle School, Concord Christian School, Farragut Middle School, Cedar Bluff Middle School, Trinity Christian Academy and Oliver Springs Middle School.

Sponsoring an event of this size requires a large number of volunteers dedicating many hours of their time and financial support. This year’s sponsors include DOE, the American Museum of Science and Energy (AMSE), the AMSE Foundation, Roane State Community College and Z11 Communications.

For additional information about the DOE’s East Tennessee Middle School Science Bowl visit http://www.amse.org/.

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