A team of students from Sequoyah Middle school won their regional competition for the 2016 National Science Bowl® (NSB) this past weekend and are advancing to compete at the National Finals in Washington, D.C., in April.

The NSB brings together thousands of middle and high school students from across the country to compete in a fast-paced question-and-answer format where they solve technical problems and answer questions on a range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, Earth and space science, physics and math.

The team members are Sam Doerflinger, Jack Warman, Samuel Bird (captain), Carson Confer, and Ethan Ran. Ben and Miriam Conrady co-coach the team.

The top 16 high school teams and the top 16 middle school teams in the National Finals will win $1,000 for their schools’ science departments.

More than 250,000 students have participated in the National Science Bowl® in its 25-year history, and it is one of the nation’s largest science competitions. More than 14,000 students compete in the NSB each year.

The U.S. Department of Energy manages the NSB competition. For more information, go to http://science.energy.gov/wdts/nsb/.

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