Media Advisory: News Media invited to cover Feb. 10 Virginia Regional High School Science Bowl at Jefferson Lab; 19 teams competing

The Department of Energy's Jefferson Lab in Newport News, Va., is hosting this year's Virginia Regional High School Science Bowl on Saturday, Feb. 10. Nineteen teams, representing high schools from across the state are participating in this annual, academic competition. News media are invited to attend all or any part of the daylong event. Please contact one of the people listed below by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9 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.

Catch the excitement as several high schools join the competition for the first time, and as the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology team works to defend its five-year run as the Virginia Regional Science Bowl winner, and takes the first step in reclaiming the title of National Science Bowl champion after the team's first defeat in years at the 2006 competition.

Virginia high schools registered for the 2007 event include (in alphabetical order):
Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School, Virginia Beach
Brooke Point High School, Stafford
Douglas Freeman High School, Richmond
Floyd E. Kellam High School, Virginia Beach
Gloucester High School, Gloucester
Harrisonburg High School, Harrisonburg
Hickory High School, Chesapeake
Langley High School, McLean
Mount Vernon High School, Alexandria
New Horizons Governor's School for Science and Technology, Hampton
New Kent High School, New Kent
Phoebus High School, Hampton
Piedmont Governor's School for Mathematics, Science and Technology, Martinsville
Princess Anne High School, Virginia Beach
St Christopher's School, Richmond
St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School, Alexandria
T. C. Williams High School, Alexandria
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria
Woodbridge Senior High School, Woodbridge

For security purposes visitors must enter at Jefferson Lab's main entrance (Onnes Dr.). Everyone 16 and older is asked to carry a photo I.D., and security guards may perform parcel and vehicle inspections.

To learn more about DOE's National Science Bowl competition, visit
For more information about the National High School Science Bowl, visit
Check out the types of questions students must answer at
View DOE's 2007 Science Bowl press release at

Point of Contact: Debbie Magaldi, or ph. (757) 269-5102 no later than 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, 2007
Day of Event: Check in at the CEBAF Center reception desk
What: 2007 Virginia Regional High School Science Bowl
When: Saturday, Feb. 10. 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: Jefferson Lab, 12000 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, Va. (CEBAF Center auditorium)


Jefferson Science Associates, LLC, manages and operates the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, or Jefferson Lab, for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science. JSA is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Southeastern Universities Research Association, Inc. (SURA).

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