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Simpson Applauds Idaho Students’ Success in Science Bowl Competition

Idaho’s 2nd Congressional District Sends Four Teams to National Science Bowl, the Most of Any Congressional District in the United States

Washington, March 25, 2014
Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson praised the accomplishments of four Idaho schools that are advancing to the 2014 National Science Bowl Finals after winning their respective regional competitions. Idaho’s Second Congressional District is the only district to send four schools to the National Finals. 

The Idaho teams that won their regional qualifying competitions are:

  • Mackay Junior-Senior High School (Middle School)

  • Idaho Falls High School

  • Boise High School

  • Treasure Valley Math and Science Center (Middle School)

“I am impressed that our students in Idaho are leading the way in science,” said Simpson. “It is no secret that science is an important aspect of any child’s education and we certainly understand the significance of this in Idaho where employers such as Idaho National Laboratory and Micron Technology covet these valuable skills. These students have a very bright future and I wish them the best of luck in the National Finals.” 

A series of regional middle school and high school tournaments were held across the country from January through March. The competition is managed by the DOE’s Office of Science. More information is available on the National Science Bowl website:

The National Science Bowl finals will be held from April 24-28 in Washington, D.C.