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Hanford High Team Wins Science Bowl for Third Time in a Row

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RICHLAND, WA - Hanford High School wins the Department of Energy's 22nd Annual Regional Science Bowl for the third time in a row.

The team beat out Richland High School in the final round of the "Jeopardy-style" tournament on Saturday in Richland. Twenty teams from around the region took part in the competition that tested the students' knowledge of things like biology, chemistry and physics.

The winning Hanford High team earns a trip to Washington D.C. to compete in the DOE's National Science Bowl in April. The team is made up of team captain Jonah Bartrand, Chenguang Li, Sathvik Ramanan, Sean Thompson and An Wang.

"We've gone to D.C. the last two years. As you can imagine, the competition at nationals is pretty stiff. We'll study as hard as we can, and hopefully we make it out of the round-robin this time," said team captain Jonah Bartrand. 

"We're extremely pleased to have Hanford High School representing the Tri-Cities and Eastern Washington at the national level. They demonstrated commitment, and they vindicate the Department of Energy's commitment to encouraging STEM education. Clearly their hard work has paid off," said Roger Snyder, Manager of the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest Site Office.