The Pantex Regional High School Science Bowl is being held at the AmTech Career Academy on Saturday, hoping to advance to the Department of Energy’s 34th National Science Bowl in April.

Eight high schools from the area from Amarillo, Canyon, and Lubbock are expected to participate in the Saturday event to determine which team will represent the region in the national finals for the bowl. 

 The national finals are being held in Washington D.C.

The top two middle and high school teams will win $5,000 for their school’s math and science departments, 

Schools in the competition include Amarillo High, Ascension Academy, Palo Duro, as well as Lubbock High and all Saints Episcopal.

The competition tests the students on a range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, energy, and math.