Maranatha High School to Compete in Science Bowl at JPL

Top row (l to r): Angela Oh, Andrew Huang, Kelvin Ye. Bottom row: Dr. Huang, Henry Pu, Carl Xue, Spencer George, Abbey Cho, Daniel Minassian, Mrs. Woods

Each year, over ten thousand students nationwide apply to compete in one of over one hundred regional Science Bowl competitions. Maranatha High School was one of 24 high schools chosen, from approximately 200 schools in this region that applied, to compete at Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Science Bowl in January 2015. The top eight teams from this competition will move on to the next round, and the winner has the opportunity to compete in the National Science Bowl finals in Washington D.C.

Maranatha’s Science Department Chair and Team Coach Shaneka Woods and Dr. Shouhua Huang, a Senior Member of the Engineering Staff at JPL, lead Maranatha’s Science Olympiad. Eight students make up Maranatha’s Science Bowl team, which meets weekly to practice and study for the academic competition. The Science Bowl tests their knowledge in all areas of science including chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics and astronomy, as well as other areas, such as Earth and computer science.

Maranatha High School, 169 S. St. John Avenue, Pasadena, (626) 817-4000 or visit


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