Media Advisory: March 1 Middle School Science Bowl Tournament

What: Virginia Regional Middle School Science Bowl

When: Saturday, March 1, 2008. Round robin competition runs from 10 a.m. - noon. The double elimination, semi-final and finalist rounds run from 1:30 - 5 p.m. Awards presentations will be made immediately after the final round.

Where: CEBAF Center Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, 12000 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA

Details: Twenty teams, representing middle schools from across the state are participating in this annual, academic competition. Catch the excitement as schools join the competition for the first time and other schools are fielding multiple teams.

News media are invited to attend all or any part of the daylong event. Please contact the JLab Public Affairs representative listed below by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 29, if you plan on attending any part of the tournament, or if your news agency would like to receive the results at the end of Saturday's competition.

Contact: Debbie Magaldi, or (757) 269-5102

Participating Schools:
Virginia middle schools registered for the 2008 event include (in alphabetical order):

  • Albert H. Hill Middle School, Richmond
  • Chancellor Middle School, Fredericksburg
  • Gildersleeve Middle School, Newport News
  • Grafton Middle School, Yorktown
  • Great Bridge Middle School, Chesapeake
  • James Blair Middle School - Team A, Williamsburg
  • James Blair Middle School - Team B, Williamsburg
  • Kemps Landing Magnet School - Team A, Virginia Beach
  • Kemps Landing Magnet School - Team B, Virginia Beach
  • Kemps Landing Magnet School - Team C, Virginia Beach
  • Longfellow Middle School, Falls Church
  • Norview Middle School - Team A, Norfolk
  • Norview Middle School - Team B, Norfolk
  • Peasley Middle School - Team A, Gloucester
  • Peasley Middle School - Team B, Gloucester
  • Reston/Herndon Homeschoolers, Reston
  • Rodney E. Thompson Middle School, Stafford
  • St. Pius X School, Norfolk
  • Star of the Sea Regional Catholic School, Virginia Beach
  • Wallace Middle School, Bristol


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