East Central Middle School in Moss Point wins 2020 Mississippi Regional Middle School Science Bowl

Jackson, Mississippi — February 12, 2020 — Students from East Central Middle School in Moss Point won the recent 2020 Mississippi Regional Science Bowl and advanced to the National Science Bowl, which will be held April 30 – May 4 in Washington, D.C.

The Science Bowl was sponsored by the Mississippi Development Authority’s Energy and Natural Resources Division and the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science. Teams from 11 middle schools around the state participated. The Science Bowl is a fast-paced verbal forum in which students solve technical problems and answer questions related to all areas of science and math.

“The Mississippi Regional Science Bowl encourages our state’s younger generations to excel in STEM-related curriculums so they are armed with the knowledge they will need for in-demand careers,” said Sumesh Arora, director of MDA’s Energy Division. “MDA congratulates East Central Middle School on its exciting win and is proud of all the schools and their teams for participating in this year’s event.”

Students from the East Central Middle School team will compete against other regional middle school winners from around the country at the national competition.

Ocean Springs Middle School was the runner-up at this year’s event. Additional schools participating in the 2020 Mississippi Regional Middle School Science Bowl were:

  • Amory Middle School, Amory
  • Cleveland Central Middle School, Cleveland
  • Columbus Middle School, Columbus
  • Enterprise Middle School, Enterprise
  • Germantown Middle School, Madison
  • Oxford Middle School, Oxford
  • Senatobia Middle School, Senatobia
  • Starkville Academy, Starkville
  • Tupelo Middle School, Tupelo

For more information regarding the Mississippi Regional Middle School Science Bowl, contact event coordinator Lisa Campbell at 601.359.6600 or lcampbell@mississippi.org.

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