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Tupelo Middle School wins 2019 Mississippi Regional Middle School Science Bowl

Jackson, Mississippi — February 5, 2019 — Students from Tupelo Middle School won the 2019 Mississippi Regional Science Bowl, which was held Saturday, February 2, at the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science in Columbus.

The Science Bowl was sponsored by the Mississippi Development Authority’s Energy and Natural Resources Division and MSMS, and 27 teams from middle schools around the state participated. The Science Bowl is a fast-paced verbal forum in which students solve technical problems and answer questions related to all branches of science and math.

“The Mississippi Regional Science Bowl is a platform that inspires students to do their best in school while focusing on STEM curriculum, which is preparing the students of today to excel in the exciting, high-tech careers of tomorrow,” said MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr. “MDA is proud of the Tupelo Middle School team and congratulates them on their extraordinary win.”

The Tupelo Middle School team, coached by school instructor Jacob Prince, consists of students Jakson Sibley, Amari Jamison, Architesh Prasad and Ethan Belcher. The students will advance to the National Science Bowl scheduled for April 25-29 in Washington, D.C., where they will compete against more than 40 other regional middle school winners from around the country.

Germantown Middle School from Madison was the runner-up at this year’s event. Additional schools participating in the 2019 Mississippi Regional Middle School Science Bowl are:

  • Amory Middle School, Amory
  • Cleveland Central Middle School, Cleveland
  • Columbus Middle School, Columbus
  • East Central Middle School, Moss Point
  • Jackson Preparatory School, Jackson
  • Mooresville Middle School, Mooresville
  • New Hope Middle School, Columbus
  • Northwest Rankin Middle School, Flowood
  • Oxford Middle School, Oxford
  • Starkville Academy, Starkville
  • Union Middle School, Union

For more information regarding the Mississippi Regional Middle School Science Bowl, contact event coordinator Lisa Campbell at 601.359.6600 or lcampbell@mississippi.org.