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Collegiate High School Science Team Headed to Nationals in Washington D.C. After Capturing Regional Championship
NICEVILLE, FL ---The Science Bowl Team from the Collegiate High School at Okaloosa-Walton Community College won the district championship at the Panhandle Regional Science Bowl on February 21, in competition with high school teams from across the region.
The team won a trophy, $1,000 for the school, and $100 each for team members to spend on science related materials. In addition, the team won an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C. in late April, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, to compete at the national level.
The Department of Energy, the sponsor for the National Science Bowl, began the competition in 1991 as a national initiative to encourage high school students from across the nation to excel in math and science and to pursue careers in those fields.
According to Maqsood Mohammed, regional coordinator for the Science Bowl, a unique feature of the competition is the requirement that winning schools use their prize money to purchase science materials such as software, books or equipment.
The OWCC Collegiate High School is a charter school of the Okaloosa County School District and allows 10th, 11th and 12th grade students to complete a high school diploma and a college degree at the same time through full-time study at OWCC. For information on the school, see www.owcollegiatehigh.org.