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South High Team Defends Championship Title at Regional Science Bowl

Screen shot of the South High Science Bowl team with their coach via Zoom

For the second consecutive year, a five-member team from South High School took first place in the Long Island Regional High School Science Bowl, sponsored by Brookhaven National Laboratory. A total of 24 teams competed in this year’s interactive virtual competition on Jan. 30.

All five members of the defending 2020 Regional Championship team from South High returned for the 2021 event. Team members Bradley He, Matthew Tsui, David Wang, Jansen Wong, and Anthony Zhan won first place again this year and will advance to the National Finals from Apr. 29 through May 3.

South High has consistently placed in the top three at this regional event since 2015. The team coach is Dr. James Truglio, biology and science research teacher at South High.

At the Science Bowl, teams face off in a fast-paced question-and-answer format that tests students’ knowledge in a wide range of disciplines including biology, chemistry, Earth science, physics, energy, and math.

The Long Island Regional High School Science Bowl is one of 112 regional competitions that feed into the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl (NSB). Launched in 1991, NSB is one of the nation’s largest science competitions.