Science Club

Recent News

Science Team Finishes 2014 as top 10 in the State 

The UIL Science Team was in Lubbock the first weekend of May competing in the Regional Academic Competition (Paschal advanced as wild card after losing to Martin in District competition). The team ended up finishing in 3rd place at the Regional Meet and ranked 10th in the State Overall (unofficial). 

Congratulations to team members:

Edward Nguyen, Wyatt Reeves, Paul Ryu, Junsung Lee, Jacob Hulen

Science Bowl Team Competes in Nationals


The PHS Science Bowl Team will competed in the National Science Bowl April 24 - 28 in Washington, D.C.


The National Science Bowl brings together thousands of middle and high school students from across the country to compete in a fast-paced question-and-answer format where they solve technical problems and answer questions on a range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry,Earth and space science, physics and math.


The teams success was covered by CBS Channel 11. 

To view the story click here.

UIL District Results

On March 21 the UIL Science Team competed in the District Meet. The team ended up finishing in second place but will still advance to regionals in Lubbock as the Wild Card for the region (we had the highest non-winning score). Congrats to Wyatt Reeves for the highest individual overall and physics scores!

UIL Team Members 2014
  • Wyatt Reeves
  • Paul Ryu
  • Edward Nguyen
  • Jacob Hulen
  • Junsung Lee
  • Sue Oh


On Saturday March 15th, 18 Paschal students competed in San Antonio at TMSCA against schools from across Texas.

Our team won 2nd place in science. This looks very promising for district UIL on Friday March 21st.

A few of the achievements are listed below:
  • Wyatt Reeves - an impressive 3rd for sophomores
  • Edward Nguyen - 5th for juniors
  • Paul Ryu - 6th for sophomores
  • Junsung Lee - 7th for juniors
  • Anand Iyer - 8th for freshman
TMSCA is an organization formed by Texas math and science teachers to promote excellence in math and science through competition. It was formed in 1981 to promote uniformity in the practice meets held to prepare students for UIL competition in the spring. Team competition, originally promoted at practice meets, is now included in most of the UIL academic events.

Two Students Advance in the USA Biology Olympiad!

Congratulations to Paul Ryu and Wyatt Reeves for advancing as semi-finalist in the USA Biology Olympiad. They will compete in the second round of the competition March 25th. The top 20 students will be invited to Purdue for additional training and ultimately four students will be chosen to represent the United States in Bali, Indonesia July 6 - 13!

The five Paschal students listed here deserve honorable mentions for impressive scores that were just short of the cut off.   Sue Oh, Liliana Ortega, Peter Vo, Sarah Grunow, Rachel Butler

Paschal advances in the U.S. Physics Olympiad!
On January 21st, we had thirteen PHS students sit for the U.S.
Physics Olympiad Exam, which is the preliminary exam for the U.S. Physics Team. Edward Nguyen has advanced to the Semi Final round, which places him in the top 430 Physics students in the country! Please congratulate him when you see him. 

The USA Physics Olympiad Exam is used as the basis for selection of the 20 members of the U.S. Physics Team. These students, from schools all over the United States, travel to the University of Maryland-College Park at the end of May for the annual U.S. Physics Team Training Camp. There they engage in ten days of intense studying, testing and problem solving.

At the end of that training camp, five students will be selected for the "Traveling Team." The Traveling Team will return for three additional days of intense laboratory work before they are ready for the International Event in Astana, Kazakhstan July 13-21, 2014. 

Edward will sit for the three hour Semi Final Exam in mid-March. Wish him luck!

The Paschal Science Team travels to UT Dallas for the TEAMS competition.

TEAMS is an annual competition that gives students an opportunity to discover engineering and how knowledge in engineering can help make a difference in the world. Students work collaboratively to solve real-world engineering challenges, applying their math and science skills in practical, creative ways.

The underclassmen team place 4th and the upperclassmen placed 8th. Please congratulate these students when you see them!

Underclassmen Team 
Wyatt Reeves, Paul Ryu, Sue Oh, Anand Iyer, Junsok Ko, Bryce Kleinman, InHo Kim, Amy Burdette

Upperclassmen Team
Edward Nguyen, Jacob Hulen, Junsung Lee, Mario Garcia, Peter Vo, Matthew Stone, Christine VonderHaar, TaeHo Kim

Science Team Places 4th in Virtual Meet

The Paschal Science Team competed in the fourth Virtual Meet of the year. The team came in 4th place overall. Junsung Lee was 5th place overall in Biology and Wyatt Reeves was 4th overall, 4th in Chemistry and 3rd in Physics.

Fort Worth Team Wins Regional National Science Bowl Competition, Secures Spot in National Finals in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today announced that a team of students from Fort Worth was among eight teams of middle and high school students who won their regional competitions for the 2014 National Science Bowl this past weekend and are advancing to the National Finals in Washington, D.C., in April.

“The National Science Bowl challenges students to excel and heightens their interest in fields vital to America’s continued scientific advancement,” Energy Secretary Moniz said. “Congratulations to these students for advancing to the National Finals. I wish them the best of luck in the competition.”

The National Science Bowl brings together thousands of middle and high school students from across the country to compete in a fast-paced question-and-answer format where they solve technical problems and answer questions on a range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, Earth and space science, physics and math.

The teams that won their qualifying regional competitions this past weekend and are advancing to the National Finals are:


  • BASIS Scottsdale in Scottsdale (Middle School)


  • Edison Computech in Fresno (Middle School)
  • Torrey Pines High School in San Diego


  • Baton Rouge Magnet High School in Baton Rouge

  • Eden Prairie Central Middle School in Eden Prairie
    • Alton Memorial Junior High School in Alton
    • Mathematics and Science Academy in Brownsville (High School)
  • R. L. Paschal High School in Fort Worth

A series of regional middle school and high school tournaments are being held across the country from January through March. Winners will advance to the National Science Bowl held from April 24-28 in Washington, D.C., for the final middle school and high school competitions.

The top 16 high school teams and the top eight middle school teams in the National Finals will win $1,000 for their schools’ science departments. Prizes for the top two high school teams for the 2014 National Science Bowl will be announced at a later date.

The high school team that won the 2013 National Science Bowl received a nine-day, all-expenses-paid science trip to Alaska, where they learned more about glaciology, marine and avian biology, geology and plate tectonics. The second-place high school team at the 2013 National Science Bowl won a five-day, fully guided adventure tour of several national parks, which included a whitewater rafting trip.

More than 225,000 students have participated in the National Science Bowl since it was established in 1991, and it is one of the nation’s largest science competitions. Approximately 14,000 students competed in the National Science Bowl last year and more are expected to participate this year.

DOE’s Office of Science manages the National Science Bowl Finals competition. More information is available on the National Science Bowl website:

Paschal Science Bowl Team from the left: Matthew Stone, Edward Nguyen, Wyatt Reeves, Paul Ryu (Junsung Lee is the fifth member sitting behind the team in the same blue shirt).

The Final match was between Plano West and Paschal. The Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science placed third.

The team receiving the first place medals and flag. From the left: Wyatt Reeves, Matthew Stone, Paul Ryu, Junsung Lee, Edward Nguyen.

Coach (not pictured) Mr. Davin Haley  

Paschal Wins Regional Science Bowl

The Paschal science bowl team was once again victorious at the Regional Science Bowl Competition at UT Arlington. Junsung Lee, Edward Nguyen, Wyatt Reeves, Paul Ryu, and Matthew Stone have earned a place in the national competition in Washington D.C. running from April 24-28. The team had a dominate performance with no team coming closer than 60 points.  Sponsor: Davin Haley, AP and Honors Chemistry

Science Team Travels to Legacy High School

The Paschal Science Team was in Mansfield this past weekend for the Legacy High School UIL B academic tournament. Congrats to these awesome academic warriors! 

9th/10th grade division
  • 1st place team - Wyatt Reeves, Paul Ryu and Sue Oh
  • 1st place individual biology/chemistry/physics/overall - Wyatt Reeves
  • 2nd place individual - Paul Ryu
11th/12th grade division
  • 4th place team 
  • 4th place overall - Edward Nguyen

Science Team Competes at Trimble Tech

The Paschal Science Team spent this past Saturday at Trimble Tech for the UIL A competition.  The results are below

9th/10th grade division
    • 1st place team - Wyatt Reeves, Paul Ryu and Sue Oh
    • 1st place biology/chemistry/physics/overall - Wyatt Reeves

11th/12th grade division
    • 1st place team - Edward Nguyen, Junsung Lee, Mario Garcia
    • 1st chemistry/physics/overall - Edward Nguyen

Congratulations to these incredible students.  

Paschal Wins Virtual Meet!  This past Friday the science team competed in the third virtual meet of the year.  Paschal won first place team out of 61 high schools! 


On Friday November 15th the Science Club competed in the second virtual meet of the year. The results are listed below.
  • Third Place Team (out of 77 high schools!)
  • Third place individual: Wyatt Reeves
  • Fifth place Biology: Thomas Mizera
  • Second place Chemistry: Wyatt Reeves
  • Fourth place Physics: Wyatt Reeves

Paschal Science Competes in Mansfield
     More than 20 science club members traveled to Mansfield  High School this weekend for an Academic Competition in the UIL format. The team placed second out of 15 high schools, and won both underclassmen and upperclassmen Biology.

The Science Club Competed in the first competition of the year on Friday October 18th. The virtual meet had more than 460 students participate, representing more than 50 high schools!

The impressive results are listed below.

Team - 3rd Place Team Overall 

Biology (468 students total):
1st Wyatt Reeves
2nd TaeHo Kim
4th Thomas Mizerao
7th John He
8th Sue Oh

Chemistry (468 students total): 
1st Wyatt Reeves
22nd Jacob Hulen

Physics (468 students total): 
7th Wyatt Reeves
15th Paul Ryu
22nd Jacob Hulen

Individual Overall Score (6 students in top 10%)
1st Wyatt Reeves
13th Paul Ryu
24th Jacob Hulen
38th TaeHo Kim
40th Junsung Lee
45th Mario Garcia

Welcome to the 2013-2014 school year!

Important Changes:  

Texas Math and Science Coaches Association (TMSCA) has a new sponsor - Chemistry teacher Ms. Thompson. 

Practices will be on Fridays and alternate with UIL practices. TMSCA practices will be in room 161 and UIL practices in 165.  

Sept 13, 27 ...  etc. UIL in 165
Sept 6, 20 .... etc TMSCA in 161 

SCIENCE BOWL also has a new sponsor - AP Chemistry teacher Mr. Haley.

Practices are after school on Wednesdays in Mr. Haley's room.

Below are the dates of four virtual competitions that will be held in room 165 from 4-6pm.

Please put these on your calendar now!

Friday October 18th
Friday November 15th
Friday December 13th
Friday February 14th


November 9th Mansfield Meet of the Minds.

UIL Schedule:

District  March 17-22 OR March 24-29
Region May  1-3
State May   19-21

About Us

The Science Club is open to all students interested in science. The Science Team is composed of science club members and competes in national and state competitions, including: UIL Science, Science Bowl, JETS TEAMS, Biology Olympiad, Chemistry Olympiad, Physics Olympiad and TMSCA.

The Paschal Science Team has won State and National Championships and is considered one of the premier Science Teams in the State and Nation.

Science Bowl practices are in room 283 on Wednesdays after school.

UIL and TMSCA practices are on Fridays in room 161/165.

Please check Mr. Brinker's website for a listing of future competitions.

Teacher Sponsors:  
Davin Haley,
Heather Thompson,
Andrew Brinker,