Demonstrating grace under pressure, lightning quick reflexes and an outstanding grasp of advanced science, math and technology concepts, North Hollywood High School won the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s (LADWP) 20th Annual Science Bowl Regional Competition held Saturday in downtown Los Angeles. This was North Hollywood's eighth consecutive regional championship and 15 out of the last 16 years
As the regional champion, this team will receive the Hitachi Scholarship and an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. April 25 to 29 to compete at the U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl and to represent the City of Los Angeles. The trip is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. North Hollywood High School will compete in a field of 68 regional high school championship teams from 40 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. A total of 10 teams from California will participate.
Previous LADWP regional winning teams have among the best records at the National Science Bowl, having captured four national titles and placed among the top five teams 11 times. Last year, North Hollywood High School placed second at the National Science Bowl.
This year, Harvard-Westlake School, Studio City, also gave an impressive performance in placing second. The third place winner was Pacific Palisades Charter High School, while Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies in Reseda placed fourth.
-- Los Angeles Department of Water and Power