“It is my honor to recognize the Odle Middle School team from Bellevue, Washington, for winning their regional competition in this year’s National Science Bowl. They have advanced to represent Washington state in the National Science Bowl’s National Finals, which will be held in Washington, D.C. this weekend.

“To advance to the National Finals, the students answered challenging questions focused on math, earth science, and biology, in a fast-paced quiz bowl format. The students competed with more than 9,000 high school students and 4,500 middle school students in 70 high school and 50 middle school regional Science Bowl tournaments.

“I would like to acknowledge the hard work and discipline these students and their coach displayed in preparing for this challenging competition. They should be enormously proud of their accomplishment in making it to the National Finals.

“Today, I had the pleasure of meeting these incredibly bright and remarkable students while they were here in D.C. I wish them luck this weekend in the National Finals of the Science Bowl, and I know they will make Odle Middle School and our region proud. I look forward to seeing the contributions these students will have in their community and our country as future leaders in whatever endeavors they decide to pursue.”


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