Bonham Middle School students advance to National Science Bowl

A team of students from Bonham Middle School have advanced to the National Science Bowl finals this spring in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Energy announced Monday.

“The National Science Bowl continues to be one of the premier academic competitions across the country and prepares America’s students for future successes in some of the world’s fastest-growing fields in science, technology, and engineering,” said J. Stephen Binkley, acting director of the Energy Department’s Office of Science, which sponsors the nationwide competition.

At the bowl, middle schoolers and high schoolers compete in a “fast-paced question-and-answer format where they solve technical problems and answer questions on a range of science disciplines,” a news release said.

The students are advancing after winning a regional competition this past weekend.

The top 16 middle school teams in the finals win $1,000 for their school science departments.