March 11, 2013
The inaugural South Central Ohio Regional Science Bowl took place at Shawnee State University on Friday, March 8 with 20 teams from 13 schools participating.
Teams were vying for the title of Regional Champions and an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. for the National Science Bowl competition on April 25-29.
Each room was staffed with five officials, a moderator, scientific judge, scorekeeper, rules judge and timekeeper. Students were quizzed on biology, physics, chemistry, energy, math and earth and space science.
The students came from Jackson, Pike, Ross and Scioto counties.
Schools participating were Chillicothe, Glenwood New Boston, Jackson, Lucasville Valley (two teams), Minford (two teams), Northwest (two teams), Notre Dame, Paint Valley (two teams), Portsmouth West (two teams), Sciotoville Community, Waverly (two teams), Western (two teams), and Zane Trace.
The competition was held in Massie Hall classrooms and each room was aptly named after a scientist from Ohio: Neil Armstrong Room, Thomas Edison Room, Garrett Morgan Room, Judith Resnick Room and Wright Brothers Room.