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Baton Rouge High students going to national science competition

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Baton Rouge Magnet High School students recently won the regional competition for the National Science Bowls and they are advancing to the National Finals in Washington, D.C. in April.

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced that Baton Rouge High is one of eight teams of middle and high school student who will be advancing to the national competition.

"The National Science Bowl challenges students to excel and heightens their interest in fields vital to America's continued scientific advancement," Energy Secretary Moniz says. "Congratulations to these students for advancing to the National Finals. I wish them the best of luck in the competition."

The National Science Bowl brings together thousands of middle and high school students from across the country to compete in a fast-paced question-and-answer format where they solve technical problems and answer questions on a range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, Earth and space science, physics and math.

The top 16 high school teams and the top eight middle school teams in the National Finals will win $1,000 for their schools' science departments.

More than 255,000 students participated in the event, making it one of the nation's largest science competitions.

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