Boise math and science students head to national competition

broberts@idahostatesman.comFebruary 10, 2014 

Treasure Valley Math & Science Center's middle school Science Bowl team. From left: coach Craig Daniels, Colton Rothwell, Jayanth Mouli, Sabrina Zerrade, Lee Bousfield and Shivank Mistry.

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A team of five Treasure Valley Math and Science Center middle-schoolers is headed to Washington D.C. in April to participate in the 2014 National Science Bowl after winning their regional tournament over the weekend.

Student must answer complicated science questions in seconds, often requiring a strong dose of math, said Holly MacLean, principal of the center in the Boise School District.The students competed against seven other Treasure Valley schools.

The nation's top 16 high school teams and the top eight middle school teams in the finals will win $1,000 for their schools’ science departments in the contest sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.

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