Photograph by Dennis Brack, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science
The North Hollywood High School team Los Angeles, CA concentrate on mapping out a magnetic field in the first round of the high school division team challenge competition at the U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl in Washington DC on April 27, 2012.
Our ongoing obsession with academic competitions continues with today's Science Bowl news out of Washington D.C. North Hollywood High School has placed second in the nation.
The five person lineup -- Daniel Bork, Rain Tsong, Vivek Banejee, Kennedy Agwamaba and Chiyoung Kim -- was one of 70 teams competitng for the national title at the 22nd annual National Science Bowl, held by the U.S. Department of Energy.
This is the fourth time North Hollywood High took second place at the country's largest high school science competition. In 2001, the team was the overall competition champion.
Said sponsor Walter Zeisl of LADWP, "We're very proud of their tremendous accomplishment of placing second at this very challenging competition...They have an incredible grasp of math, science and technology and they play very well together as a team. We're very proud of their effort."
Lexington High School of Massachusetts was the big winner. Sacramento's Mira Loma High took third.
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