DMS Students Place First in Regional Science Bowl

A team of Dorseyville Middle School eighth grade students recently placed first in its division at the 2018 Southwestern Pennsylvania Regional Science Bowl. The division-winning team included Janise Kim, Nathaniel Mueller, Shrivardhan Thada, Theodor Urban, and Siddharth Yende. The team went on to the finals where they finished fourth among all middle school teams in Southwestern Pennsylvania and received a $500 prize.

Additionally, the DMS sixth and seventh grade teams also placed. The sixth grade team placed second in its division. The team members were Lucas Gravina, Eric Pil, Lakshanya Rajaganapathi, Claudia Smith, and Aditya Thirumula. The DMS seventh grade team placed fifth in its division. The team members were Elijah Conklin, Sonny Hur, Ananth Kashyap, Kevin Quinn, and Arvind Seshan.

The Science Bowl, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) in South Park, was held at Community College of Allegheny County–South Campus on March 3, 2018. The DMS students competed against a total of 32 teams in four divisions and the winner of each division advanced to the finals.

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