R.C. Murphy Junior High School captured second-place during this year’s Brookhaven National Lab’s Regional Middle School Science Bowl.
The team practiced since the fall for the event under the direction of teacher Patrick McManus.
During the contest the students engaged in a round robin event followed by a double elimination final. They faced a series of challenging questions in the categories of chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics, astronomy as well as general, earth, and computer science. They narrowly missed first place with a final score of 74-68 against a tough team from Commack.