For the tenth year in a row, MSMS hosted the Mississippi Middle School Regional Science Bowl.
Twenty-eight teams representing 13 schools were in attendance for the competition. Each team was made up of four students, an alternate player, and a coach. The teams competed in a fast-paced question-and-answer format where they had to solve technical problems and answer questions on a range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, Earth and space science, physics, and math.
This year Jackson Preparatory School beat out a very strong Margaret Green Middle School team from Cleveland, Mississippi in the final round to win the Science Bowl. Jackson Prep advances to represent Mississippi in the National Science Bowl (NSB) which will take place April 30 in Washington, D.C.
"The Science Bowl has grown into one of the most prestigious academic competitions in the state and challenges students to excel in fields vital to Mississippi's future," Science Bowl Coordinator Gayle Sims said. "I congratulate Jackson Prep for advancing to the National Science Bowl."
More than 14,000 students have competed in regional science bowl competitions this year. The top eight middle school teams in the National Finals will win $1,000 for their schools' science departments.
Twenty-nine MSMS student volunteers along with faculty members Dr. Bill Odom, Dr. Elizabeth Morgan, Tina Wagner, Don Bratton, Jed Leggett, Janet Wise, Kelly Brown, Kaye Truitt, and William Funderburk hosted the event.
Follow Jackson Prep's progress as they represent Mississippi by visiting the NSB website.