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Luke Rakoczy, Principal
2253 Story Ave., Niskayuna, NY 12309
Phone: (518) 370-1243 Fax: (518) 370-4610

VA students compete at National Science Bowl

At the National World War II Memorial in Washington D.C., from left to right are VA students Rasya Bollapragada, Tatiana Malcevic, Evan Schnell, Aditya Kanakasabapathy, and Arelson Rapisur. The group was visiting the capital city to compete at the National Science Bowl.

Congratulations to the Van Antwerp Science Bowl Team that did a great job competing at Nationals May 2-3 in Washington D.C., where they faced some very tough competition among the 48 teams from all across the U.S.  

The National Science Bowl (NSB) is a highly competitive science education and academic event among teams of high school and middle school students who compete solving technical problems and answering questions in science and math. Competition for middle school students  includes two types of competitions - an academic math and science competition and a model car race. The car race provides the students with a "hands-on" science and engineering experience where the teams design, build, and race their model cars.

The VA team placed 19th in the academic rounds and 7th in the electric car race. 

 While in the nation's capital, the students also took advantage of some wonderful sightseeing opportunities. They were taken on a nighttime tour of the monuments and spent a day at the National Mall where they enjoyed the National Zoo and the Air and Space Museum.