Saturday, April 19, 2014 | 2 a.m.
The Meadows School team
Coach Karen Bleifuss
Hyde Park Middle School team
Coach Amy Wetjen
Students from two Las Vegas schools will compete in the National Science Bowl this month.
Five middle schoolers from Hyde Park Middle School and five high school students from the Meadows School will travel to Washington, D.C., for the competition April 24-28.
Hyde Park is one of 48 middle schools and the Meadows is one of 68 high schools that advanced to the national competition. The 10 Las Vegas students beat out more than 14,500 others to reach the final competitions.
Teams of up to five students will participate in academic competitions, where they must compete in a quiz bowl-type forum, solving technical math problems and answering science questions. Students must also solve hands-on challenges and race battery-powered cars they designed.
The National Science Bowl was created by the U.S. Energy Department in 1991 to encourage students to pursue math and science careers.