Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart congratulates students at Miami Palmetto Senior High School

Feb 21, 2012
Press Release

Washington, D.C.– Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) issued the following statement congratulating Miami Palmetto Senior High School for winning the South Florida High School Science Bowl on Saturday. Miami Palmetto Senior High School competed against 32 other teams from across the region in one of the nation’s regional competitions of the 22nd Annual U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl, and is now eligible to compete in the National Finals in Washington, D.C. at the end of April.

“It gives me immense pleasure to know that the students at Miami Palmetto Senior High School won the regional Science Bowl competition. Congratulations to the students and teachers for their hard work, winning the regional competition is a splendid achievement. I am extremely proud of these young leaders, and encourage each of them to continue competing and challenging themselves.

“I am confident these students will represent South Florida proudly in the final competition. I look forward to having them visit our nation’s Capitol and wish them the best of luck in the finals,” said Diaz-Balart.

Note: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Science Bowl is a nationwide academic competition that tests students' knowledge in all areas of science. High school and middle school students are quizzed in a fast-paced question-and-answer format similar to Jeopardy. Competing teams from diverse backgrounds are comprised of four students, one alternate, and a teacher who serves as an advisor and coach. The DOE created the National Science Bowl in 1991 to encourage students to excel in math and science and to pursue careers in these fields. For more information, click here.