MEDIA ADVISORY:

News Media invited to cover Feb. 11 Virginia Regional High School Science Bowl at Jefferson Lab; 23 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. 11. Twenty-three 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. 10 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 works to defend its four-year run as both Virginia Regional and National Science Bowl champs.

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.

Point of Contact: Linda Ware, ware@jlab.org or ph. (757) 269-7689 or Debbie Magaldi, magaldi@jlab.org or ph. (757) 269-5102

What: 2006 Virginia Regional Science Bowl

When: Saturday, Feb. 11. 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)