Media Advisory - Virginia Regional High School Science Bowl

What: Virginia Regional High School Science Bowl

When: Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010. 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 teams, representing high schools from across the state are participating in this annual, academic 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, from Alexandra, works to defend its eight-year run as the Virginia Regional Science Bowl winner.

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. 26, 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.

Please note the date changed from Feb. 6 to Saturday, Feb. 27 due to weather constraints.
Contact: Debbie Magaldi, or (757) 269-5102

Participating Schools  (in alphabetical order):
Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School, Virginia Beach
Broadwater Academy, Exmore
Floyd E. Kellam High School, Virginia Beach
Gloucester High School, Gloucester
Hickory High School, Chesapeake
Mount Vernon High School, Alexandria
Nansemond River High School, Suffolk
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, Suffolk
New Kent High School, New Kent
Northside High School, Roanoke
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
TC Williams High School, Alexandria
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria
Warwick High School, Newport News
Woodbridge Senior High School, Woodbridge

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