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Clubs: Science Bowl

Time: Practices to be announced
Place: Room 325
Sponsor: Tran Pham
President: Christina Zou
Hours of studying the many areas of science have led five Blazers to compete in the National Science Bowl, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. "It's a fast-pace, quiz bowl format contest," says senior Junqian Zhang. "You're on the edge of your seat the whole time."

Members of the Science Bowl team practice from November through February to prepare for competition with local schools in hopes of competing on the national scale. The current team of five students includes seniors Chuncong Du, Zhang and juniors Jonathan Gootenberg and Eric Kuang. Senior captain Christina Zou heads the group.

The team studies biology, earth science, chemistry, physics and general science extensively with help from magnet teacher Tran Pham. This past season, which ended in February, the team made it to the regional competition, but then lost in the semifinals to Albert Einstein High School on Jan. 19.

In the offseason, the team looks to recruit new members, as three seniors will be leaving. Tryouts will be held in November, when practices will resume "about every other week," Zhang says.

If interested in joining Science Bowl, drop by the Magnet Office and talk to Tran Pham or Christina Zou.

Club beat by Jon Kesten