Eight teams to compete in BPA Regional Science Bowl

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Eight teams from five Clark County schools are competing in the 2014 Bonneville Power Administration Regional Science Bowl, the nation's largest regional science bowl, over the next two Saturdays.

The middle school competition is today. The high school competition is Saturday, Feb. 1. Both competitions are from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Franz Hall at the University of Portland, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd., Portland. Championship rounds begin at 4 p.m. in Buckley Center Auditorium. This is a free, public event.

Clark County teams represent Henrietta Lacks Health and Bioscience, Heritage, Mountain View, Skyview and Union high schools and Shahala Middle School.

Mountain View High School from Evergreen Public Schools has won the high school competition for the past two years.

In all, 135 teams of middle and high school students from western Washington and Oregon are competing.

The top team in both divisions will travel to Washington, D.C., to compete in the Department of Energy's National Science Bowl April 24-28.

BPA sponsors the science bowl to showcase students' talents in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Find details online at www.bpa.gov/goto/ScienceBowl.