Students head to Morgantown for science

Local - 1/31/2014 3:46 PM by Stuart Hammer

OAK HILL – Super Bowl Sunday is just a few days away, but a local high school is leaving the footballs behind and headed to a bowl of a different kind.

Oak Hill High School is the champion of the regional science bowl competition against area schools and now they're headed to compete state-wide.

Hundreds of schools from across West Virginia will be represented in Morgantown, but only one will come away as the team to represent the Mountain State in Washington, D.C. this spring.

Tasha Yates is a science teacher at Oak Hill, and she thinks her students are ready for the challenge.

“Most of these students are in AP biology, AP chemistry, says Yates, “Basically they're the smartest of the smartest of our school and they like to be challenged.

Yates isn’t sure she could compete either, “Some of the questions are questions I don't even know the answers to.”

The competition begins Saturday afternoon at West Virginia University.


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