PARKERSBURG - Three teams from Parkersburg High School swept the 21st annual RESA 5 Science Bowl. The Big Reds A Team won first place in the Dec. 12-13 team competition.
Team members included Ian Collis, Eric Eisennman, Trent Cheuvront, Ben Kepple and Nanda Siva.
The PHS B Team finished second and the C Team finished third. The PHS B Team members were Elliott Clark, John Bolton, Sean Snider, Reid Strobl and Paul Fernandes. The PHS C Team members were Dylan Fahey, Aarthy Shah, Chase Campbell, Helen Read and Andrew Mommessin. The Parkersburg High School teams are coached by Lisa Berry.
Ravenswood High School's B Team, coached by John Wheeler, was a close fourth place finisher. The team members were Kurt Tennant, Jordan Sheets, Anna Flesher and Jordan Shaver.
Both Parkersburg High School's A and B Teams will receive an automatic invitation to represent RESA 5 in the West Virginia Science Bowl, scheduled for Feb. 2 at the National Energy Technology Laboratory in Morgantown. The third and fourth place teams will enter a pool of eligible entrants among all RESAs and will be selected by random drawing to compete at the state level. Teams from across the state will be vying for a spot in the National Science Bowl finals to be held April 25 in Washington, D.C. The West Virginia Science Bowl is sponsored by the United States Department of Energy.
Other teams competing in the RESA 5 Regional Science Bowl included Ravenswood High School A Team, Ripley High School A and B Teams, Ritchie County High School, St. Marys High School, Tyler Consolidated High School, Parkersburg Catholic High School and Wirt County High School A and B Teams.
RESA 5 is one of eight Regional Education Service Agencies in West Virginia. RESA 5 serves the educational systems in Calhoun, Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Wirt and Wood counties.