This past Friday, February 16, the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science sent two teams of current juniors and seniors to compete in the Mississippi Regional Science Bowl at the Mississippi University for Women. The Regional Science Bowl is a tournament-style academic competition open to 9-12 graders across the state of Mississippi and is intended to test students’ knowledge and application of a broad range of science and mathematics subjects. Both teams competed in a variety of qualifying rounds and advanced to single elimination rounds until they were the last two teams standing. In an exciting and nerve-racking final round, both MSMS teams faced off against one another to determine the winner of the Mississippi Regional Science Bowl. In the end, MSMS Team One comprised of Yousef Abu-Salah, William Johnson, Hamilton Wan, Gary Nguyen, and Maria Kaltchenko defeated MSMS Team Two comprised of Harpreet Singh, Vivienne Tenev, Dev Jaiswal, Michelle Luo, and Indu Nandula. Both teams were excellent competitors and demonstrated academic prowess and great sportsmanship.  

MSMS Team One will travel to Washington, D.C. in April to compete in the National Science Bowl. There, MSMS will face-off against teams from all across the United States in several face-paced question and answer rounds testing understanding and application of key areas of science such as biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, and energy.

A special thank you to Dr. Bill Odom and Dr. Lib Morgan for serving as the Science Bowl advisors and coaches.

Join us in congratulating Yousef, William, Hamilton, Gary, and Maria for their recent triumph at the Regional Science Bowl and wish them luck at the National Science Bowl!