What:              Virginia Regional High School Science Bowl

When:              Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008. 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:              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, Alexandra, works to defend its six-year run as the Virginia Regional Science Bowl winner, and takes the next step in reclaiming the title of National Science Bowl champion after the team's first defeat in years at the 2006 competition.

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. 1, 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, magaldi@jlab.org or (757) 269-5102

Participating Schools:
Virginia high schools registered for the 2008 event include (in alphabetical order):

Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School, Virginia Beach
Broadwater Academy, Exmore
Floyd E. Kellam High School, Virginia Beach
Grafton High School, Yorktown
Harrisonburg High School, Harrisonburg
Hickory High School, Chesapeake (2 teams)
Langley High School, McLean
Mount Vernon High School, Alexandria
New Kent High School, New Kent
Northampton High School, Eastville
Northside High School, Roanoke
Piedmont Governor's School, Martinsville
Princess Anne High School, Virginia Beach (2 teams)
St. Christopher's School, Richmond
St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School, Alexandria
The Governor's School for Science and Technology, Hampton
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria
Woodbridge Senior High School, Woodbridge