June 25, 2021

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Science Bowl team from middle school in Carmichael heading to Nationals

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Churchill Middle School in Carmichael is celebrating a big victory: Five of their students are going to the National Science Bowl this spring.Last month, the team of sixth, seventh and eighth graders won a regional competition that was put on by the Department of Energy.The participants had just seven seconds to answer questions about earth science, life science, biology, chemistry and physics.Their teacher and science coach says he couldn’t be more proud.“These kids are the cream of the crop at Churchill, science and math wizards,” said teacher Bruce Hansen.The Churchill students say they hope to inspire other students that anyone can be good at science.“I think it was a great feeling, because coming into it, I didn’t really think we had a chance, but we worked hard and were able to make it work,” said student Saheb Gulati.“I would say that if you put in the work and if you study and if you do enough, you will get to, you will get even better than we are,” said student Aatreyo Bhattacharyya.The National Science Bowl will take place May 8, but with COVID-19 restrictions, Churchill Middle School students were told their trip to Washington won’t happen — so they are expecting to compete from home.The winning team gets a trophy, a $500 cash prize and bragging rights.

Churchill Middle School in Carmichael is celebrating a big victory: Five of their students are going to the National Science Bowl this spring.

Last month, the team of sixth, seventh and eighth graders won a regional competition that was put on by the Department of Energy.

The participants had just seven seconds to answer questions about earth science, life science, biology, chemistry and physics.

Their teacher and science coach says he couldn’t be more proud.

“These kids are the cream of the crop at Churchill, science and math wizards,” said teacher Bruce Hansen.

The Churchill students say they hope to inspire other students that anyone can be good at science.

“I think it was a great feeling, because coming into it, I didn’t really think we had a chance, but we worked hard and were able to make it work,” said student Saheb Gulati.

“I would say that if you put in the work and if you study and if you do enough, you will get to, you will get even better than we are,” said student Aatreyo Bhattacharyya.

The National Science Bowl will take place May 8, but with COVID-19 restrictions, Churchill Middle School students were told their trip to Washington won’t happen — so they are expecting to compete from home.

The winning team gets a trophy, a $500 cash prize and bragging rights.