On Saturday, Feb. 3, students from Farragut Middle School took top honors at this year’s Volunteer State Regional Middle School Science Bowl. The FMS winning team will represent the state of Tennessee at the National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C., in April.
Farragut competed against nearly 30 teams from middle schools across the state in fast-paced rounds of questions in subject including biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, energy and math.
Throughout the day, top-scoring teams advanced to a playoff series where the final three teams ultimately were crowned.
In addition to an all-expense paid trip to the national competition, FMS won $500.
This year marks the second official, nationally recognized regional science bowl competition for middle school students hosted in Northeast Tennessee. Sponsored by Eastman, the event was open to middle schools across the state of Tennessee and Scott County, Virginia.
Other middle schools competing in this year’s Science Bowl included Blount County Education Association, Cedar Bluff Middle School Cedar Springs Home School, Church Hill Intermediate School, Maryville Junior High School, Creative Learning Academy, Indian Trail Intermediate School, John Sevier Middle School and Memphis Academy of Science Engineering.