A team from North Hollywood High School won the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s 27th Annual Science Bowl Regional Competition in downtown Los Angeles over the weekend.
Team members will each receive a $1,000 Hitachi Scholarship and a trip to Washington, D.C. from April 25-29 to represent Los Angeles in the U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl. The team will compete in a field of 65 high school champions from 40 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, including nine teams from California.
It was North Hollywood High’s 20th regional championship in the past 22 years. Last year, the team placed second at the National Science Bowl for the fifth time.
Bravo Medical Magnet High School placed second in Saturday’s Los Angeles competition. The winner of the third-place trophy was the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies, while Venice High School placed fourth.
The National Science Bowl is among the nation’s largest science-based academic competitions and the only one sponsored by a federal agency. Since its inception in 1991, more than 290,000 students have participated in the program, according to the LADWP.