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BCHS team wins regional Science Bowl

Filed in Student Spotlight by on March 7, 2019

A group of people stand together holding a banner

Pictured left to right: Coach Paul O’Reilly, Connor Chung, Maggie Sui, Avi Patel, Govind Chari, Liam Karl, Shawn Mowery

Five students representing Bethlehem Central High School have won the Regional Science Bowl and will be headed on an all-expenses paid trip to the nation’s capital for the 2019 National Science Bowl. The regional tournament, which was held March 2 at the GE Research & Development Center in Niskayuna was hosted by GE and the Naval Nuclear Laboratory formerly known as Knolls Atomic Power Lab. The trip to the nation’s capital is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.

A second Bethlehem team finished third overall in regional competition.

The BC Science Bowl team advancing to the national competition includes Maggie Sui, Connor Chung, Avi Patel, Govind Chari, and Liam Karl. The team along with Coach Paul O’Reilly will travel to Washington D.C. to compete against up to 60 of the best teams from across the country at the tournament which takes place April 25-29. Bethlehem has represented the upstate New York area 15 times in the last 21-years and has finished in the top sixteen in the nation four times, one of which was in 2017.

Each of the teams worked very hard to get prepared for this tournament and it showed, and they should all be proud of their performances,” said Coach O’Reilly

Check out the Times Union article featuring the students.

Learn more about the National Science Bowl competition.

Congratulations to all of our Science Bowl competitors and good luck in Washington!