Media Advisory - Virginia Regional High School Science Bowl

What: Virginia Regional High School Science Bowl

When: Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011. 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.

Details: Twenty-three teams, representing high schools from across the state are participating in this annual, academic competition. Catch the excitement as Patrick Henry High School, Ashland, and Peninsula Catholic High School, Newport News, join the competition for the first time, and as the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology team, Alexandra, defends its decade-long run as winner of the Virginia Regional High School Science Bowl.
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. 4, 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  (in alphabetical order):
Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School, Virginia Beach
Broadwater Academy, Exmore
Charlottesville High School, Charlottesville
Floyd E. Kellam High School, Virginia Beach
Harrisonburg High School, Harrisonburg
Hickory High School, Chesapeake
Langley High School, McLean
Mount Vernon High School, Alexandria
Nansemond River High School, Suffolk
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
Saint Stephen's & St. Agnes School, Alexandria
Seton School, Manassas
St. Christopher's School, Richmond
T.C. Williams High School, Alexandria
The Governor's School for Science and Technology, Hampton
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria
Warwick High School, Newport News
Woodbridge Senior High School, Woodbridge

To learn more about DOE's National Science Bowl competition, visit 

Check out the types of questions students will answer at


Media Contact: Kandice Carter, Public Affairs, (757) 269-7263 or


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