The Ladue School District was well-represented at the National Science Bowl on June 5 and 6.
The team from Ladue Middle School finished in the top four in the nation while the team from Ladue Horton Watkins High School finished in the top 16.
The 30th annual competition was originally scheduled for early May in Washington, D.C., but was moved to a virtual format to ensure the health of all participants.
Ladue Middle School’s team was comprised of 8th grade students Matthew Awad, Abheek Dhawan, Aditya Jain, Rohan Suri, and Kevin Tang.
They were coached by LMS science teacher Martin Long and earned the best finish of any Ladue Schools team in the district’s history of National Science Bowl participation.
The LHWHS team was led by senior Chris Ye and also included juniors Harry Chen, Stephen Jiang, Jason Xu, and Eric Yin.
Ladue Middle School won $2,000 for its top-four finish; LHWHS earned $1,000 for its top-16 performance.
Despite the new event format, regional winners from across the country spent several weeks competing to determine the top 32 teams that would advance to virtual National Championship.
Almost 10,000 high school students and more than 5,000 middle school students from all 50 U.S. States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico participated in this year’s regional competitions.
The U.S. Department of Education created the National Science Bowl in 1991 to encourage students to excel in mathematics and science and to pursue careers in these fields.
(pictured above: students from Ladue Middle School during the competition)