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North Hollywood High School wins 20th Annual Science Bowl

February 24, 2013 |  5:47 pm

North Hollywood High School won the 20th Annual Science Bowl Regional Competition on Sunday in downtown Los Angeles, the school's eighth consecutive win.

Harvard-Westlake School in Studio City placed second in the tournament, sponsored by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, officials said. Pacific Palisades Charter High School placed third, and Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies in Tarzana placed fourth.

The academic competition tests the skills of the area's top high school students in science, math and technology in a television game-show format, officials said.

The North Hollywood High team will receive a Hitachi Scholarship and a four-day, all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., beginning April 25 to compete at the U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl, officials said. The school will be among 68 regional high school teams, including 10 from California, from across the country participating in the national tournament.     

The National Science Bowl is the nation's largest high school science-based academic competition and the only one sponsored by a federal agency. Since its inception in 1991, more than 225,000 students have participated in the program.

Previous DWP regional winning teams have captured four national titles and placed among the top five teams 11 times.

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---Carlos Lozano

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