Up & Coming
Science-Bowlers keep rising
Kings recently took two teams to the Greater Cincinnati Science Bowl at Cincinnati State, and had a good showing.
The two teams, each composed of five members, competed in a pool of 24 teams. Only eight made it to the semi-finals later that day – and Kings was one of them.
The team that ultimately wins gets to go to Washington, D.C to compete in regionals.
This was Kings’ second time competing in the Science Bowl, but their first time making it to the semi-finals. The team brought home $1,000 for Kings and placed sixth overall.
Science Bowl is similar to academic quiz team. However the only topics covered are science and math. The team practices in the morning before school in order to do well at this competition at the end of their season.
With 10 participants, each student has a specialty area that they contribute to the team, whether it be chemistry, physics, or some type of math.
Ashley Warren, KHS science teacher and Science Bowl leader, decided to start the science team last year because she knew the potential her students had, and wanted them to be able to show off their intelligence.
“Kids at Kings are so smart, I knew they would be extremely successful,” she said..
Although there is no criteria for students wishing to participate, they all share a passion for science, which motivates them to do their best and allows them to enjoy this activity.
Junior Annie Orr, participant in Science Bowl with a specialty in math, said, “My favorite part is when i know the right answer I get to hit the buzzer, which is always fun.”
Warren and the team hope to continue their success through the upcoming years and win the trip to Washington D.C. one day.
The Science Bowl members are, Nick Wright, Luke Danko, Annie Orr, Matt Tracey, Daniel Woodall, Grace Reinders, Brianne Gray, Rachel Lehn, and Elliott Waissbluth.