By Mrs. Perkins
The Ashford School Science Bowl teams represented our community with great respect, responsibility, and pride on Saturday, February 27th at the New England Regional Science Bowl Competition at UConn. Twenty-four teams from around the region came together despite snowy conditions to compete in the Academic Quiz Bowl and the solar car race. The Quiz Bowl Team, led by Captain, Erica M., was three and one after the morning rounds, qualifying the team for the championship bracket in the afternoon. Eighth grader Adam C. and seventh graders Erick B, Ron L, and James P. joined Erica as the team tackled three tough matches in this double-elimination round. The team won one against Teacher’s Memorial of Norwich, and faced Boston College High School’s middle school team twice, losing both rounds. The best part came at the end of the day, when, for the third year in a row, Ashford School’s Quiz Bowl Team won the “Spirit Award” for best sportsmanship and positive enthusiasm.
Our Solar Car Team, Captain Joe C. and sixth graders Aidden A. and Ashton L., were in first place going into the championship round. The team had a fast car throughout the day, but in the end, developed a tendency to veer right, taking the guide wire with it. Congratulations to the solar car team who showed great persistence, focus, and a positive attitude throughout a very intense competition, taking fourth place overall.
Congratulations to both teams for doing a great job!