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Science Bowl winners

Baton Rouge Magnet High School’s science bowl team has won the regional leg of the 2015 National Science Bowl.

The win qualifies the team to compete at the national competition in Washington, D.C.

The NSB brings together thousands of middle and high school students from across the country to compete in a fast-paced question-and-answer format where they solve technical problems and answer questions on a range of science disciplines, including biology, chemistry, Earth and space science, physics and math.

A series of 118 regional middle school and high school tournaments are being held across the country from January through March.

Winners will advance to represent their areas at the National Science Bowl held April 30 to May 4 in Washington, D.C., for the final middle school and high school competitions.

The top 16 high school teams and the top eight middle school teams in the National Finals will win $1,000 for their schools’ science departments.

YMCA activities

Baton Rouge-area YMCAs are planning several activities this month.

Here are a few scheduled events:

  • Girls can pick up prom dresses Sunday at the Cinderella Project held at A.C. Lewis YMCA. The dresses will be given out from noon to 5 p.m.
  • The C.B. Pennington Jr. YMCA holds Aqua Zumba classes from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. every Wednesday in its indoor pool.
  • The Cajun Classic Wheelchair Tennis Tournament is set for March 24-29 at the Paula G. Manship YMCA’s Lamar Tennis Center.

Visit ymcabr.org for a complete list of events and programs.

Contact Mid City Advocate Editor Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 336-6952 or (225) 603-1998; or email ddenstorff@theadvocate. Deadline: 5 p.m. Friday.