A five-student team from North Hollywood High School placed second out of 69 teams today at the U.S. Department of Energy's 22nd annual National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C.
For North Hollywood High, which won the competition in 2001, it marked the fourth time the school has finished second. The school has earned a berth in the national tournament 14 of the last 15 years.
"We're very proud of their tremendous accomplishment of placing second at this very challenging competition," said Walter Zeisl of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, which sponsors the regional competition. "They have an incredible grasp of math, science and technology and they play very well together as a team. We're very proud of their effort."
The overall winner of the competition was Lexington High School of Massachusetts. Mira Loma High School of Sacramento placed third, while Morgantown High School of West Virginia was fourth.
The members of the North Hollywood team are Daniel Bork, Rain Tsong, Vivek Banejee, Kennedy Agwamaba and Chiyoung Kim.
The National Science Bowl is the nation's largest high school science competition. About 10,000 students competed in regional competitions this year.
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