April 2007

High School Science Bowl Held at FSEC in March

Photo of first place team holding banner.
Miami Palmetto Senior High School (first place)

Fourteen student teams from schools throughout the state participated in the 2007 Southeast Regional Science Bowl competition at FSEC on March 3. This year’s winners were: Miami Palmetto Senior High School (first place), Brevard Schools Collaborative (second place), and Durant High School ( third place) from Hillsborough County.

The top academic team members from the winning Miami Palmetto Senior High team include Yunxin (Joy) Jiao, Jason Larue, Alexander Li, Steven Bronson and alternate L. Phillipe Siclait. The team’s mentor, Dr. Susie Kamons, and the five team members will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Washington D.C. to represent the Southeast region of the United States at the National Science Bowl competition later this month.

Photo of participants at tables for preliminary elimination rounds.
Fourteen high school teams competed for the honor of going to the National High School Science Bowl.

The Southeast Regional High School Science Bowl is a fast-paced question and answer contest in which students answer questions about earth science, physical science, life science, general science and math.

Each of the top eight teams were invited to participate in a hydrogen fuel cell workshop on April 7, where they received a fuel cell car kit to design and build vehicles to compete in future events, such as the Hydrogen Sprint to be held at FSEC’s Energywhiz Olympics on May 12.

Photo of second place team holding their ribbons.
Brevard Schools Collaborative (second place)


In addition to the winning teams, this year’s participants were from Boone High School (Orange County), C. Leon King High School (Hillsborough County), Doral Academy Charter High School (Miami Dade), who sponsored two teams; Eau Gallie High School (Brevard County), Fort Walton Beach (Okaloosa County), Hillsborough High School (Hillsborough County), a second team from Miami Palmetto Senior High School (Dade County), Palm Bay High School (Brevard County) and South Plantation High School (Broward County).

Photo of third place team holding their ribbons
Durant High School ( third place) from
Hillsborough County


The Science Bowl, a program of the U. S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science, encourages student involvement in mathematics and science activities, improves awareness of alternative fuel technologies, and provides an avenue of enrichment and reward for academic science achievement.

For more information on this program, click here to contact Schleith or call 321-638-1017.