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Paly team headed to National Science Bowl

Original post made on Feb 5, 2013

Five Palo Alto High School students will spend five days in Washington, D.C. in April -- courtesy of the U.S. government -- to compete in the National Science Bowl.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 9:10 AM


Posted by Congrats, a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Feb 5, 2013 at 10:16 am

Congratulations students and Paly! Well done.

Posted by Anonymous, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Feb 5, 2013 at 10:19 am


Posted by Mom, a resident of JLS Middle School
on Feb 5, 2013 at 10:50 am

Can anyone lead a club for middle-school-level competition of this kind at JLS? I heard that Mission San Jose elementary school had one for elementary version already.

Posted by anonymous, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Feb 5, 2013 at 11:21 am

Congrats, you guys!
I hope you enjoy your trip back East!
I am especially pleased this is a team effort - this is especially the type of activity that I favor, as opposed to secretive, individual competitive competitors that are so typical of our local high school students.
Let us know on this forum if you will hold a fundraising event - I think your community will/should support you.

Posted by Garden Gnome, a resident of Crescent Park
on Feb 5, 2013 at 11:37 am

Congratulations to all the members of the team - all the students and their coach/teacher! Great to see continued success from Paly.

Posted by Mom, a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Feb 5, 2013 at 11:44 am

Nice job, nerds! (Trust me, they are proud to be nerds). You've made us proud! Good luck at the Nationals!

Posted by Midtown Mama, a resident of Gunn High School
on Feb 5, 2013 at 1:45 pm

I just love this nerdy town! My geek son and daughter are just having a blast in and outside of school and having these things celebrated publicly is so affirming for them.

Posted by Congrats!, a resident of Midtown
on Feb 5, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Way to go!

Are any of these types of "bowls" open to the general public for viewing? It would be truly inspiring for my elementary-aged daughter, who loves all things science, to see these fine young folks competing.

We Palo Altans should be very thankful that we have so many resources, excellent teachers, and a supportive community.

Good luck at the National Science Bowl!

Posted by Carol, a resident of Midtown
on Feb 5, 2013 at 4:38 pm

To the mother of the elementary-aged science lover...
Some are open and some are not. Check out this link. There is a local one this weekend!
Web Link

There is a number to call with questions.

Posted by Another mom, a resident of Crescent Park
on Feb 6, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Thank you Palo Alto Weekly for writing a story about the student scholars in our schools.We often hear or read about the triumphs of our student athletes, indeed you select student athletes weekly. There are plenty of other kids to write about who are doing interesting things in the arts, with math and in the sciences. Why not have a student of the week in the Weekly?