Marshfield, North Bend teams head to Portland for chance at National Science Bowl

(Photo courtesy National Science Bowl)

COOS COUNTY -- Local high school students are headed to Portland this weekend for a chance to compete at the National Science Bowl.

Teams from North Bend and Marshfield high schools will be at the regional competition Saturday, pitting their math and science skills against each other and other high school teams from the region.

Teams will face off in a fast-paced question-and-answer format.

"I want to give them an experience they can remember; I want them to be able to have fun so when we go there, we know that we're not going to be taking it so seriously that we're going to be really bummed out if we don't take first place and go on to nationals," said Marshfield coach Jonathan Hill.

"We are doing it for more science enrichment as well as just the competition,” said North Bend coach Christina Geierman. “We got a grant from the North Bend School Foundation to take our students to OMSI, so they get to go and do a planetarium show and be around other students that love science as much as they do."

The winning team from regionals will move on to the National Science Bowl in Washington DC this spring.

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