Valley High School Earns Spot in National Science Bowl Competition

Valley High School Earns Spot in National Science Bowl Competition

Valley High School emerged victorious in this year’s South Central Ohio Regional Science Bowl, claiming first place for the second time in the last three years. The regional competition, organized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), featured 18 schools and 32 teams from Scioto, Pike, Ross, and Jackson counties. The event took place at Shawnee State University.

The National Science Bowl was established by the DOE in 1991 with the goal of inspiring students to pursue careers in math and science. Over 344,000 students have participated in this competition over its 34-year history, making it one of the nation’s largest science competitions.

Portsmouth Site Lead Jeremy Davis expressed pride in all the students who participated, commending them for their hard work and representation of their communities. Valley High School’s victory was particularly celebrated, as they now move on to the Nationals.

Valley Coach Justin Howard shared his excitement over the win, emphasizing the hard work and dedication of his teams. Despite the fun they had competing, they are looking forward to giving their best in the upcoming round as they represent their region.

The event ran smoothly thanks to the efforts of over 60 volunteers from DOE, Fluor-BWXT, Enterprise Technical Assistance Services, and Mid-American Conversion Services. This teamwork was essential in ensuring the success of the competition.

The Valley Indians’ triumph means they will be heading to the National Finals Tournament in Washington, DC from April 25th-29th to represent their region. This is the 12th year that DOE has hosted the regional competition, highlighting the importance of promoting science education and fostering a spirit of competition among students.

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