A team of five students representing Bethlehem Central High School finished 20th in the nation at the 2021 National Science Bowl held last weekend.
A total of 1,184 high school teams took part in this year’s National Science Bowl which begins at the regional level and ends with the best teams from across the country competing in weekend tournaments that are usually held in Washington D.C. This year, the prestigious national finals were held virtually.
The BC team included students Nikhilesh Radosevich, Justin Mo, Xiang Wan Sun, Anthony Han and Charlie He who won the Capital Region high school division earlier this year. The team is coached by BCHS teachers Paul O’Reilly and Shawn Mowry.
The National Science Bowl, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, is a fast-paced question-and-answer format where team members solve technical problems and answer questions on a range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, Earth and space science, physics and math. DOE launched the National Science Bowl in 1991 to encourage students to excel in mathematics and science and to pursue careers in these fields and inspire the next generation of science leaders. More than 325,000 students have participated in the National Science Bowl since its debut.
A BC team has represented the Capital Region at the National Science Bowl 16 times in the last 23 years. This year’s team did an outstanding job at this year’s competition and we congratulate each of these students, and their coaches, on their accomplishments!