As our population grows, the transportation sector faces unprecedented challenges including worsening highway congestion, lack of parking and gridlock in urban areas, and greenhouse emissions affecting climate change. New technologies are being developed each day that could alleviate congestion and improve emissions.
“Sustainable Transportation for the 21st Century” was the theme for the 2019–20 Sacramento County Academic Bowl, in which Gerber Jr./Sr. High School—a Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) program—won top honors. The competition was held today in the SCOE Conference Center.
The following SCOE schools and programs competed: Elinor Lincoln Hickey Jr./Sr. High, Gerber Jr./Sr. High, Leo A. Palmiter Jr./Sr. High, North Area Community School, and SCOE Senior Extension Program.
The annual Academic Bowl is for students attending community, continuation, or special education schools. This year, students presented research on alternative forms of transportation, alternative fuels, and air quality.
Academic Bowl teams spend time in class and after school preparing for the demanding competition. Besides mastering the academic content (based on California’s content standards), students learn teamwork, computer and presentation skills, goal setting, and leadership.