(Lander, WY) – The 2022 Wyoming Regional Science Bowl Championships were held virtually this year, on Saturday February 19th, and two of the three Lander Valley High School (LVHS) teams competing nabbed the top two spots.
The Wyoming Regional Science Bowl is a highly competitive academic event that tests students’ knowledge of science and math in an exciting, fast-paced, question-and-answer format, and is open to all Wyoming high schools.
This year LVHS had three teams compete, two of which earned the top two spots, marking the second time LVHS has won the event in three years.
The first place team consists of Felicity Olsson, Kephas Olsoon, Emily Anderson, Ross Anderson, and Evan Peterson, and this win qualifies them for the chance to receive an all-expense-paid trip to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C. in April.
The runner up team is made up of Vera Walker, Nicholas Long, Matt Gray, and Jacob Neely, who had a strong showing as well.
“This competition is usually dominated by larger 4A schools,” commented LVHS Principal Brad Neuendorff, “but since Mrs. Troxel has began building teams we have become the new force to be reckoned with.”
The U.S. Department of Energy began the National Science Bowl competition in 1991 to encourage students to excel in science and math and pursue careers in those fields. The first Wyoming Regional Science Bowl was held in 1999 and has grown to include new Wyoming high schools almost every year.