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[January 10, 2014]
WGL Sponsors Maryland Science Bowl at Montgomery College for a Third Year
(Cision Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Montgomery College is pleased to announce that for the third straight year, WGL has stepped forward as the major sponsor of the 2014 Maryland Science Bowl. The contest will be held on January 18, 2014, at Montgomery College’s Rockville Campus, located at 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, Md.
In addition to its $5,000 sponsorship gift, WGL has pledged as many as 40 volunteers, including company President and Chief Operating Officer, Adrian Chapman, who also will address students prior to the competition.
“We are pleased to support this important community and educational event at Montgomery College,” Chapman said. “WGL has made it a priority to support the development of math, science, technology and business skills in young people.” The 2014 Maryland Science Bowl is aquiz-styleacademic competition. High school teams of four to five students answer questions focused on astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, general science, mathematics and physics. The round-robin competition culminates in a final match between the top two teams. The winning team advances to the National Science Bowl sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, held in Washington, D.C.
“We believe it is essential that students are aware of the career paths that are open to them in these diverse fields,” added Chapman. “For example, they may not know that WGL is involved in work to develop and implement green technologies.” Montgomery College is hosting the Maryland Science Bowl for the eighth year and participation from across the state is expected to be greater than ever. Organizers anticipate that approximately 28 high schools will bring between 45 and 48 teams. Last year, 43 teams competed from 26 high schools including Baltimore City and Allegheny, Charles, Frederick, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George’s, St. Mary’s and Washington counties.
“WGL’s strong commitment to the Maryland Science Bowl and its generous sponsorship support mean a lot to Montgomery College,” said Dr. DeRionne Pollard, president of Montgomery College. “This friendly competition fosters academic achievement among students from schools across the state, and it nurtures an interest in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers that are so important to the economic development of Maryland.” Call for Volunteers The Fund for Montgomery has included the 2014 Maryland Science Bowl as an official volunteer option for Montgomery County residents during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service weekend. This is a fun way to get involved! Volunteers are still needed for half-day or full-day shifts to serve as competition judges, moderators, scorekeepers and timekeepers. Please sign up by using the volunteer registration form at
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About Montgomery College Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, plus workforce development/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County, Md. The College serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 130 areas of study.
About WGL Through our affiliates and strategic relationships, the Company offers a diverse set of energy sources including natural gas, wind, and solar as well as a range of energy solutions – generation, storage, transportation, distribution, supply, and efficiency – which serve customers in more than 25 states. WGL has five main operating units: Washington Gas Light Company, a regulated natural gas utility serving approximately 1.1 million customers in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area; Washington Gas Energy Services, Inc., one of the largest natural gas, electricity and green energy suppliers in the Mid-Atlantic; Washington Gas Energy Systems, Inc., a distributed generation and energy efficiency business, offering solar, fuel cell, combined heat and power, and other technologies across the United States; Capitol Energy Ventures Corp., a wholesale energy solutions business, investing in and optimizing natural gas pipelines and storage facilities in the Midwest and Eastern United States; and Hampshire Gas, a natural gas storage business which owns and operates facilities in and around Hampshire County, West Virginia. As product and service innovation are critical for value creation and sustaining growth, we are continuously increasing our assets and investments in targeted clean energy sectors. This strategy supports WGL’s core business, as well as provides opportunity for growth through partnerships and investments. WGL’s diversity is its strength. We are dedicated to the sustainability of our business, the customers and communities we serve, and the environment. To learn more, visit www.wglholdings.com.
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