Gatton Academy team competing in 2017 National Science Bowl

A team from The Gatton Academy will be competing in the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl® this week (April 27-May 1) in Washington, D.C.

Members of The Gatton Academy team that will be competing in the Department of Energy's National Science Bowl are (from left) Tricia Thompson of Owensboro, Matthew Broadbent of Cerulean, Caleb Stickney of Irvine, Karthik Boyareddygari of Bowling Green, Ethan Brown of Paducah and Coach Cheryl Kirby-Stokes.

Members of The Gatton Academy team that will be competing in the Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl are (from left) Tricia Thompson of Owensboro, Matthew Broadbent of Cerulean, Caleb Stickney of Irvine, Karthik Boyareddygari of Bowling Green, Ethan Brown of Paducah and Coach Cheryl Kirby-Stokes.

The Gatton Academy team of seniors Karthik Boyareddygari (Bowling Green High School), Caleb Stickney (Estill County High School), Tricia Thompson (Owensboro Catholic High School), Matthew Broadbent (Heritage Christian Academy) and junior Ethan Brown (McCracken County High School) advanced to the DOE National Science Bowl® by winning the West Kentucky Regional Science Bowl on Feb. 17. A second Gatton Academy team finished third in the regional competition.

“I am amazed at the accomplishments of both Gatton Academy Science Bowl teams this year at the DOE Regional Science Bowl,” Brown said. “Both teams studied hard all year long and have made tremendous progress in their abilities to work as a team.”

Academic Opportunities Coordinator Cheryl Kirby-Stokes said: “Gatton is incredibly proud of this wholly student-led initiative, and we look forward to representing the Academy and Kentucky in Washington, D.C.”

Read the full story: The Gatton Academy Advances to 2017 National Science Bowl

Contact: Zack Ryle, (270) 745-2971

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