Twenty High Schools to Compete Saturday in 2015 Maryland Science Bowl at Montgomery College

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett Scheduled to Give Opening Remarks

Some of the state’s top high school math and science students will compete at the 2015 Maryland Science Bowl on Saturday, January 17, at Montgomery College-Rockville. The winning team will advance to the National Science Bowl this spring, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and Adrian P. Chapman, President and Chief Operating Officer, WGL Holdings, Inc. and Washington Gas, are scheduled to speak at the event. WGL has signed on as the event’s lead sponsor for a fourth year.

Forty-seven teams from 20 schools are expected to participate in this annual quiz-style, round-robin academic competition. The Maryland Science Bowl tests students’ knowledge in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, energy, mathematics and physics, culminating in a final match between the top two teams.

Participants will also hear from Ashley Llorens, an electrical engineer at Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory. In addition to his work managing passive solar automation projects for the U.S. Navy, Llorens also has built a music career as a lyricist, producer and hip hop artist known as SoulStice.

Teams will travel to the Rockville Campus of Montgomery College from Baltimore City and seven Maryland counties—Allegany, Calvert, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Montgomery and Prince George’s.

In addition to WGL, the Maryland Science Bowl is sponsored by QIAGEN Sciences, the Office of Montgomery College/Montgomery County Public Schools Partnerships, Montgomery College’s Biological and Chemical Sciences Unit and the Montgomery College Foundation.

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 Holdings, Inc.

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., WGL Holdings, Inc. [NYSE: WGL] is a leading source for clean and efficient energy solutions. 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, with activities in 30 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; WGL Midstream, Inc., 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

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On September 16, 1946, the first Montgomery College classes were held in the evenings at a local high school with a student body of 186 men and women. Today, the College has grown to a multi-campus institution and serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 100 areas of study.