Baton Rouge school wins state’s Science Bowl

Baton Rouge Magnet High School won first place Saturday at the 2013 Louisiana Regional High School Science Bowl competition held Saturday at UNO, beating out 20 other schools in the process.

Baton Rouge Magnet was followed in second place by Louisiana School for Math, Science and Arts in Natchitoches, Northshore High School in Slidell finished
in third place, and Fountainbleau High School in Mandeville ended up in fourth place.

The teams competed in a Jeopardy style contest in which students answer questions about biology, chemistry, math, physics, energy and earth and science, said Tammy James, Science Bowl coordinator for Louisiana. Each team has four students and an alternate, she said.

The U.S. Department of Energy, which sponsors the competition, will pay for the Baton Rouge Magnet team to go to Chevy Chase, Md., to participate in the National High School Science Bowl April 25-30.