Amarillo High Wins Pantex Regional Science Bowl, Will Compete in Washington D.C.

CANYON - 16 area schools are vying for a chance to compete at the national level in this year's regional science bowl.

Schools from all over the high plains -- and as far south as Lubbock -- convened at WT today to learn who will represent the Texas panhandle in Washington D.C. This April.
Allison Roberts, the CNS public affairs specialist says, "CNS is really proud to sponsor the Pantex Science Bowl. We think it's important to encourage these kids to excel in science and math. Sometimes they don't get recognition so it's great to recognize them and help them go on to the national level."
On top of having an extended vocabulary.
Keslie Pharis, a Randall High Senior says, "I think, 'I've heard that word before associated with this word,' and just kind of put them together and make an educated guess."
They also battle their nerves in front of a large group.
Sahithi Tirumala, who is on the Amarillo High team says, "It's terrifying but, we just try to tune them out and they don't exist when we're playing."
As teams were eliminated, two schools were left to face off, Randall and Amarillo High.
Going into the finals, Randall was at the top of the leader board.
But that quickly changed as Amarillo High came out with the victory, after back-to-back matches.
This means continued success for the Sandies, they also represented the high plains in Washington, D.C. last year.


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