With a tight victory against our own B team in the final round, the Science Bowl A team won first place at the regional tournament while the B team came in a close second.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, the South Florida Regional Science Bowl took place Saturday, Feb. 20 at the University of Miami. Over 30 schools competed, with a maximum of three teams each.
“We basically cruised to the finals and then beat our B team in the finals in a pretty tight game to win the tournament without a loss,” said senior Jacob Carbone, a member of the A team.
The B team was able to make it to the final round after defeating the A team from Cypress Bay High School, leading to the final face off between the two Heritage teams.
In the intense round, the A team defeated the B team by just two points.
“The B team would have definitely qualified. They beat every other opponent in the tournament. Their only loss was to the A team,” said Science Bowl advisor Mr. Osmel Rodriguez.
“The first place team moves on to the national tournament held in Washington, D.C. We will spend four days in D.C. participating and competing,” said Mr. Rodriguez.
The national tournament will take place at the end of April and the team is well prepared to keep up its success.
“I’m excited about nationals, and completely confident [next year’s] A team will continue the streak,” said Carbone.