South High Wins Second Place At Science Bowl

The South High team displays the Regional Science Bowl trophy. (Photo courtesy of Brookhaven National Laboratory)

A five-member team from South High School won second place at the Long Island Regional High School Science Bowl at Brookhaven National Laboratory earlier this year. The team of Adrian Chen, Shawn Kang, Yuhan Liu, Jennifer Wang and Anthony Zhan competed against 19 other teams at the event.

Teams faced off in a fast-paced question-and-answer format, as they were tested on a range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, Earth science, physics, energy and math.

Coached by Dr. James Truglio, biology teacher at South High, the team has taken high awards at the last three Regional Science Bowls, placing first in 2017, third in 2016 and second in 2015.

“The National Science Bowl continues to be one of the premier academic competitions across the country and prepares America’s students for future successes in some of the world’s fastest growing fields in science, technology and engineering,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry.

The Science Bowl is one of the nation’s regional competitions of the 27th Annual DOE National Science Bowl (NSB), which is one of the country’s largest science competitions. More than 14,000 students compete in NSB each year, with approximately 275,000 having participated during its 27-year history.


  1. Who cares about these kids?! The school tax dollars is a burden on every Great Neck resident! The Great Neck Public Schools holds unrealistic expectations on all of its students. They even have a high school with only fifty students. It’s crazy! So that means a school with more than fifty students, there will definitely be students that will feel lost and isolated and will want to attend an alternative high school. I don’t care about a group of delusional kids. Just lower the school taxes!

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