Hillcrest students compete in Science Bowl

Hillcrest Middle School students Michael Rolleri, Daniel Cao, Erin Forger, Sarah Gold, Jessica Nyitrai, Sadie Walker, Grace Xiong, Sia Kulkarni, and Neya Kidambi participate in the school’s first academic Science Bowl at the University of Connecticut.
Hillcrest Middle School students Michael Rolleri, Daniel Cao, Erin Forger, Sarah Gold, Jessica Nyitrai, Sadie Walker, Grace Xiong, Sia Kulkarni, and Neya Kidambi participate in the school’s first academic Science Bowl at the University of Connecticut.

On Feb. 27, Hillcrest Middle School’s first academic Science Bowl teams went to the University of Connecticut. These students have been preparing since October to compete against 34 other middle schools statewide in a regional science bowl. The teams were able to claim for themselves the place of Wild Card Team 7 and Championship Team 13.

With help from this year’s coach, science teacher, Ms. Ardito, these students were able to make their presence known at this competition. Their sportsmanship, team spirit, and drive was the reason they were able to get so far in the competition.

The Regional Science Bowl is a middle and high school-based competition for grades 6-12. Each competing team from a school can consist of four to five students, who will be asked difficult questions pertaining to all the areas of science, energy, and math.