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Crestview Middle Students Victorious at the National Science Bowl

5/14/2018

​​​Crestview Middle students Soham Saraf, Arnav Busani, Sujay Vadderaju
and 
Lawrence Liu represented Rockwood at the National Science Bowl. 

​Crestview Middle's Science Bowl team made quite the impression by placing 16th at the National Science Bowl Championship, April 30, in Washington, D.C.

Eighth-grade students Soham Saraf, Sujay Vadderaju, Lawrence Liu and sixth-grader Arnav Busani made up the team.

Teams competed in a fast-paced question-and-answer format. They were tested on a wide range of topics, including biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, space science, energy and general science.

Science teacher Kristina Bunyard-Groves said, "These students have worked really hard this year, and I am extremely proud of their dedication and determination. They amaze me with the amount of science knowledge that they have been able to learn."

Bunyard-Groves described how she helped the students prepare for the challenge.

"When I first started at Crestview four years ago, there was a group of students interested in the science bowl, so I started an after-school science bowl club," she said. "The students were placed on teams based on their science knowledge. They competed against each other using a buzzer system that we have. I provided study materials for the students to use to study on their own. The winning team met most Sundays to study and practiced on their own, as well."​

For placing in the top 16, the team earned $1,000 for the school's science department.