March/April 2017

The Science Bowl Team from Daniel Wright Junior High School competed with nine other middle school teams and captured the championship at the 2017 Regional Science Bowl Competition at Argonne National Laboratory on Saturday, February 4. The Daniel Wright Science Bowl Team was comprised of the following students: Anay Aggarwal (grade 8), Anmol Dash (grade 7), Sai Merneedi (grade 8), Praneet Rathi (grade 8), and Ryan Yao (grade 8).

Mrs. Sophia Capelli serves as the academic coach for the Daniel Wright Science Bowl Team, and Mr. Anthony Hafner serves as the car team coach.

This is the fourth consecutive year the school’s Science Bowl Team took the regional crown at Argonne Labora- tory to advance to the National Science Bowl® in Washington,

D.C. This is the sixth time in seven years a team from Daniel Wright will be part of the National Science Bowl® competition. This year,  the national competition will take place from April 27 – May 1, 2017. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science manages the national finals for high school and middle school teams. For the related media release from the Depart- ment of Energy, please visit (PDF).

“The National Science Bowl® continues to be one of the premier academic competitions across the country, and prepares America’s students for future successes in some of the world’s fastest growing fields in science, technology, and engineering,” said Dr. J. Stephen Binkley, Acting Director of the Department of Energy’s Office of Science. “I am honored to congratulate all of the competitors who are advancing to  the national finals where they will continue to showcase their talents as top students in math and science.”

Daniel Wright Junior High School is a 2016 Blue Rib- bon School for excellence in education and is part of Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103. For additional information about District 103 and its schools, please visit

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