The Shady Side Academy team placed second out of 40 teams at the NETL-Western Pennsylvania Regional Science Bowl Competition, held Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Community College of Allegheny County South Campus.
The SSA team of seniors Adam Bozzone, Djibril Branche and Leo Liu, and sophomores Ishika Arora and Andrew Liu were undefeated in 10 rounds of math and science questions. They bested Pittsburgh Allderdice in the semifinal round and narrowly lost to North Allegheny in the championship round.
As second-place winners, each student was awarded a Google Home Smart speaker and an Escape Room gift certificate, and the Shady Side Academy Science Department received $750.
The Science Bowl is a nationwide competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.Congratulations to the team and their faculty coach, Jill Schumacher!