Babylon Competes in National Science Bowl

Applying what they have learned in the classroom, Babylon High School seniors Emily Brown, Jed Dale, Max Pitagno and Meredith Wardell demonstrated their academic prowess as they competed in this year’s U.S. Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl at Brookhaven National Lab.

During the nationwide academic contest, the students were challenged to answer a series of questions pertaining to all areas of science and mathematics. Teams of four students faced off in a fast-paced question-and-answer format, testing their understanding of science topics including biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, energy and math. The event encouraged students’ involvement in math and science activities of importance to the Department of Energy and the nation.

The team competed well in their inaugural showing, but unfortunately did not qualify to move on to the national round. This year’s team was coached by Babylon science research teacher Claire Birone.