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SCIENCE BOWL ENDS UP AS A CRUCIAN CONTEST

Feb. 26, 2002 – Two teams from St. Croix showed off their academic muscles in taking the top spots at the territory's 2002 Science Bowl competition.
Country Day School was the victor and Good Hope School came in second in the regional competition over the weekend. St. Thomas teams — Antilles School and Charlotte Amalie High School — placed third and fourth, respectively. CAHS played host to the two-day contest, where two teams at a time answered questions in elimination rounds. A total of eight schools took part.
CAHS and Sts. Peter and Paul High School shared the Sportsmanship Award.
The Science Bowl is sponsored by the Water and Power Authority. WAPA's executive director, Joseph Thomas, presented the Country Day team with a new computer for the school. The Good Hope students won a television set and a VCR for their school and an educational field trip.
At the awards ceremony, Thomas urged the students to plan for a future at home in the Virgin Islands as scientists and engineers. He said he wants to make it WAPA's priority to increase opportunities for young people interested in technological careers.
Education Commissioner Ruby Simmonds also asked the Science Bowl contestants to consider careers in teaching, so as to guarantee that the territory would always have the talent it needs to meet the challenges of the future.
Also taking part in this year's Science Bowl competition were teams from All Saints Cathedral School, Central High School and St. Croix Educational Complex.
Country Day will represent the Virgin Islands at the National Science Bowl, which is scheduled for May in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

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