For more than 16 years, the Hitachi Southern California Regional Community Action Committee has been providing $1,000 scholarships to the five winning team members of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s Regional Science Bowl held every February.
Demonstrating grace under pressure, lighting quick reflexes and an outstanding grasp of advanced science, math and technology concepts, North Hollywood High School Team A once again walked away with the championship. Along with receiving the Hitachi Scholarship, each team member received an all expense paid trip to Washington DC to represent the City of Los Angeles and to compete at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl this past April.
Previous LADWP regional winning teams have some of the best records at the National Science Bowl, having captured four national titles and placed among the top five teams 11 times.
Nadine Flores, SCRCAC member and James J. Boyle employee, attended the event and presented the winning students with Certificates of Honor. “It was so exciting to watch this competition come down to the wire, and to see just how amazingly smart these kids really are”, said Flores.