Helena High School Team 1 won first place at the 2017 Montana Regional High School Science Bowl

Helena High School Team 1 won first place at the 2017 Montana Regional High School Science Bowl Competition held Saturday, March 11, at Montana State University-Billings. The event was sponsored by the Western Area Power Administration and the Department of Energy.

Helena High School Team 1 was among 24 teams, representing 16 different schools across Montana that competed in the bowl. Helena Capital Team 1 and Billings West Team 2 took second and third place respectively.

The Science Bowl is a fast-paced question-and-answer competition in which students answer questions related to astronomy, biology, physics, chemistry, mathematics, Earth science and general science. Each team is made up of four students, a student alternate and a teacher who serves as an advisor and coach.

The winning teams from all regional meets receive an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., to participate in the National Science Bowl, scheduled for April 27-May 1. In Montana, the second place winner receives the opportunity to attend and participate in the MSGC Student Research Symposium on April 8 at MSU-Bozeman.