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Princeton Charter School ties for 9th place at National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C.

Princeton Charter School team: (l-r) Laura Celik (coach), Amelie Huang, Aaron Wang, Gavin Macatangay, Rohan Srivastava

The Princeton Charter School competed in the National Science Bowl in Washington D.C. April 27 to May 1. The team from the charter school tied for ninth place at the annual competition.

The U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl is a nationwide academic competition that tests students’ knowledge in all areas of science and mathematics. It is one of the nation’s largest science competitions. Middle and high school student teams from diverse backgrounds are comprised of four students, one alternate, and a teacher who serves as an advisor and coach. The teams face off in a fast-paced question-and-answer format, being tested on a range of science subjects including biology, chemistry, Earth science, physics, energy, and math.

Beginning in January each year, more than 9,000 high school students and 5,000 middle school students compete in regional Science Bowl tournaments across the country.

This was the Princeton Charter School’s fifth trip to the National Science Bowl in six years. The school won the regional science bowl in the spring at the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab to advance to the national competition.

Rohan Srivastava, Gavin Macatangay and Amelie Huang of Princeton Charter School in Princeton, New Jersey compete at the 2023 National Science Bowl in Washington, DC. Photo by Jack Dempsey, National Science Bowl, Department of Energy, Office of Science.