Claire Sinclair, (865) 576-7710

February 05, 2013

DOE sponsored East Tennessee Middle School Science Bowl held February 2


OAK RIDGE, Tenn. - -  The third annual U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) East Tennessee Middle School Science Bowl held Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Roane State Community College, Oak Ridge Campus highlighted the academic expertise of students representing 12 local middle schools.


The Middle School Science Bowl includes competitions in academic math and science.  This year 16 teams registered for the competition and were quizzed in a fast-paced question and answer format similar to Jeopardy.  Each team included student competitors, an alternate, and a coach who also served as the team’s advisor.


Although fierce, the competitions resulted in three winning teams.  The winning teams also received a monetary award:

·        First Place ($750) - Blount Home Education Association (BHEA)  The BHEA will also travel to Washington, D.C., April 25 -29, to compete in the national science bowl competition.

·       Second Place ($500) – Christ the King School

·       Third Place ($250) – Cedar Springs Homeschool


“The teams this year demonstrated broadened content knowledge and attentiveness to displaying sportsmanlike qualities during competition,” said Oak Ridge National Laboratory Site Office program manager Greg Mills.  “The practice required to prepare the student teams is extensive.  Each team takes their participation seriously which makes sponsoring the Middle School Science Bowl for these young competitors a privilege. 


Sponsors of the East Tennessee Middle School Science Bowl include DOE, American Museum of Science and Energy (AMSE), the AMSE Foundation, Roane State Community College, and Z11 Communications.

For additional information about the DOE’s East Tennessee Middle School Science Bowl, visit




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