• News Release: Glenarden Woods and Martin Luther King Jr. Win Science Bowl Championships

    April 13, 2017
    For Immediate Release
    Office of Communications

    UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Glenarden Woods Elementary and Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School are this year’s Science Bowl champions.

    The Elementary School division started the season with 40 schools. Glenarden Woods edged out Robert Goddard Montessori in the final game to win its sixth county championship with a score of 235 to 200. Glenarden Woods is now tied with University Park for the most elementary championships in Science Bowl history.  

    Sixteen schools competed in the Middle School division. King edged out rival Hyattsville, 255 to 240, to land its fourth county title. King now trails only Hyattsville and Kenmoor – with seven and nine championships, respectively – for the most in county history.

    Ashley Gonzales-Garcia, Hannah Abraham, Justin Kassembe, Ruby Colandrea and Afrah Siddiqui represented Glenarden Woods. Teachers Ariel Dela-Cerna, Jared Hojnoswki and Ryan Richardson sponsored the team.

    The King team, sponsored by teacher Elizabeth Butler, included Michael Stroud, Joseph Bailor, Joshua Webb, Rahel Mani and Keven Guruswamy.

    Now in its 31st year, Science Bowl is Prince George's County Public Schools’ award-winning science quiz program, hosted by Dave Zahren, Senior Television Specialist. More than 7,500 students have participated over the decades.

    Competitions are taped live at the Bonnie F. Johns Educational Media Center in Landover. Science Bowl has won numerous awards for outstanding children's programming, including the Telly and CableAce. The show is aired on Channels 96 (Comcast) 38 (Verizon) and YouTube.

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    Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation's 25 largest school districts, has 208 schools and centers, more than 130,000 students and nearly 19,000 employees. The school system serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban and rural communities located in the Washington, DC suburbs. PGCPS is nationally recognized for innovative programs and initiatives that provide students with unique learning opportunities, including arts integration, environmental and financial literacy, and language immersion.