Team Wins Four of Seven Brackets as 2018 Science Bowl Concludes
OnFocus with Coach Paul Herder – The Marshfield High School Science Bowl team was back at it again this weekend. After taking third at the National Ocean Sciences Bowl last weekend in Boulder, CO, and after switching out a couple of players, they now find themselves in Washington D.C. (4H Center in Chevy Chase) competing in the Department of Energy’s Science Bowl. We flew in Thursday night, and after dinner, we were bused down to the National Mall for a night tour of the monuments.
Friday, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry gave an impassioned speech encouraging the students to pursue STEM related careers. His address was followed by breakout sessions with expert presentations in the field of cyber-security. The bottom line is – nothing is secure!
Saturday we had the better part of the day to explore the many museums down on the National Mall. There are over sixty high schools and over fifty middle schools here, so it is a major production. Indian Mound Middle School from McFarland is representing WI in that division.
The competition was Sunday and the 2018 Department of Energy Science Bowl concluded this morning at George Washington University in Washington D.C., with the returning champions from Lexington High School taking the title. North Hollywood placed second.
More than 9,000 teams from across the country competed to earn a trip to finals; 65 teams were successful.
Marshfield’s team performed exceptionally well, winning four of seven matches, but failed to qualify for the championship bracket.