Media Advisory - Virginia Regional High School Science Bowl

What: Virginia Regional High School Science Bowl

When: Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012. Round robin competition runs from 9 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. 23606

Details: Teams from 22 high schools from across the commonwealth are participating in this annual, academic competition. Catch the excitement as local teams from Newport News, Hampton, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake and Suffolk compete. Will one of these teams take home the top trophy and title? The Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology team, from Alexandria, will be defending its long run as winner of the Virginia Regional High School Science Bowl, and taking the first step to regaining the national championship that it held for a time.

News media are invited to attend all or any part of the daylong event. Please contact the JLab Public Affairs representative, 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, email magaldi@jlab.org
or call 757-269-5102

Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School, Virginia Beach
Charlottesville High School, Charlottesville
Floyd E. Kellam High School, Virginia Beach
Hampton High School, Hampton
Hickory High School, Chesapeake
Ideal Schools High School, Loudoun County
Langley High School, McLean
Mount Vernon High School, Alexandria
Nansemond River High School, Suffolk
New Horizons Governor's School for Science and Technology, Hampton
New Kent High School, New Kent
Patrick Henry High School, Ashland
Peninsula Catholic High School, Newport News
Piedmont Governor's School for Mathematics, Science and Technology, Collinsville
Princess Anne High School, Virginia Beach
Robert E. Lee High School, Springfield
Seton School, Manassas
St. Christopher's School, Richmond
St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School, Alexandria
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria
Warwick High School, Newport News
Woodbridge Senior High School, Woodbridge

Learn more about DOE's National Science Bowl competition at:
http://science.energy.gov/nsb/

Science Bowl rules, the locations of regional high school competitions and sample questions are posted at: http://science.energy.gov/nsb/high-school/high-school-students/

The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, also known as Jefferson Lab, is a nuclear physics research facility.  It is one of 10 national research laboratories funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science; and is managed and operated for the DOE by Jefferson Science Associates, LLC.