Home News Local news COUNTRY DAY WINS SCIENCE BOWL; ANTILLES IS 2ND

COUNTRY DAY WINS SCIENCE BOWL; ANTILLES IS 2ND

0

March 5, 2003 – The Country Day School team won the V.I. Science Bowl for the second year in a row on Tuesday, beating Antilles School to advance to the national competition in May.
Private school teams dominated the contest designed to test proficiency in biology, chemistry, physics, math, astronomy and general science. This year's competition, broadcast over local radio airwaves, took place at Palms Court Harborview Hotel.
Country Day coach Katherine Baker said her team members had spent the previous year honing their skills at answering timed questions.
The final score: Country Day 38, Antilles 24.
Good Hope School won third place, followed by Sts. Peter and Paul School in fourth place. Also taking part were all four of the territory's public high schools — Central, Charlotte Amalie, Educational Complex and Ivanna Eudora Kean.
The competition was demanding. Education Commissioner Noreen Michaels admitted she couldn't answer any of the physics questions posed by moderators. Some members of the Country Day team also said they found many of the questions tough.
The V.I. winners will face teams from high schools throughout the country vying to be named the 2003 national Science Bowl champion in Chevy Chase, Maryland, in May.
The local Science Bowl is sponsored by the Water and Power Authority and the Education Department. Prizes for this year's winners included a new computer for Country Day School and calculators for Antilles School.

Publisher's note : Like the St. John Source now? Find out how you can love us twice as much — and show your support for the islands' free and independent news voice … click here.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here