VHS students bound for state science bowl

VHS students bound for state science bowl Students from Vermillion High School will compete in the eighth annual South Dakota Science Bowl Feb. 10 at Huron University.

The students will compete with 31 other teams from across the state.

Students registered for the event are Tim Goodman, Mark Vickrey, Craig Bierle, Dan Ring, and Chris Hayes. The students are coached by Bill Settles.

The science bowl is part of the National Science Bowl competition, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, to recognize students who excel in math and science.

The Huron offices of the Western Area Power Administration, a DOE agency, will host the day-long event. Sponsors from across the state have contributed financial support as a means of recognizing the importance of math and science education for South Dakota students.

The winning team will receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC, to compete in the national competition this spring.

All teams will participate in a round robin format in the morning and the eight teams with the best records will move into a double elimination tourney in the afternoon.

The public is welcome to come watch the competition in Voorhees Hall.

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