Hyattsville team advances to Science Bowl semifinals
BY REBECCA BENNETT – The team from Nicholas Orem Middle School will advance to the Science Bowl semifinals for the first time. Team captain David Sanchez and eighth-graders Stan Amouzou, Michael Blackwell, and Paul Oriala competed on September 23.
The Gazette.net recapped the match and spoke to some of the players:
Michael, an eighth-grader at Nicholas Orem Middle School in Hyattsville, said he knew the answer to a multiple choice question about a femoral prosthesis because of his father’s surgery.
“My dad had a hip replacement. That’s the only way I could actually get that,” Michael said.
The 25-point question — the highest value in the Jeopardy!-style quiz show for Prince George’s County elementary and middle schools — ended a four-question streak during which neither Nicholas Orem nor the team from Thomas G. Pullen Creative Arts Academy in Landover could offer a correct answer.