Marshfield, WI (OnFocus) Marshfield High School competed at the DOE National Science Bowl held at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center located just outside of Washington, D.C. this past weekend with finals played out in the Lisner Auditorium of George Washington University on Monday.
This January, the Science Bowl team advanced to the national competition after successfully defending their regional title at the Department of Energy competition in Milwaukee.
A total of 64 regional high school winners advanced to the National Science Bowl with teams divided into eight pools, every team in a pool facing off against one another.
“Three of the Marshfield High School team’s games went down to the very last question, and unfortunately the Tiger team came up short in two of them,” said Coach Paul Herder. “They ended the day with 4-3 record, but failed to advance to the sixteen-team double-elimination bracket. The Midwest did prevail, however, as Wayzata, Minnesota went on to win the high school division.”
In addition to competing, the students were able to attend presentations on current topics in math and science by well-known scientists, take a night tour of the monuments, and explore museums on the National Mall.