North Hollywood High School won the LADWP Science Bowl Regional Competition Saturday for the 17th time in its history, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power announced.
Members of the team that who topped all other participants in the science, math and technology competition were to receive a $1,000 scholarship, according to an LADWP statement.
They will also obtain an all-expenses paid trip to Washington D.C. April 28-May 2 to represent Los Angeles at the U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl.
There, the team from North Hollywood will compete against nine other teams from California as well as 60 other teams from around the nation. In the past, teams from the region have won four national titles and placed among the top five teams 11 times at the National Science Bowl.
This year's Science Bowl XXIV competition involved designing and building a functioning catapult that launched a plastic projectile onto a target.
The Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies team came in second at Saturday's competition, while El Camino Real Charter High School came in third place.
Other schools that earned awards included Hamilton High School, which received the Franklin Lu Hands-On Trophy, presented in memory of the late LADWP engineer and Science Bowl volunteer.
Students from Hamilton High each earned a $250 scholarship. Third and fourth-place scholarships were also given out.
The scholarships handed out were sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, the Hitachi Southern California Regional Community Action Committee, the Water and Power Community Credit Union, the Gas Company, IEEE's Industrial Applications Society, Metro LA Chapter, Gelson's Markets, Office Depot, and the Los Angeles Unified School District.