The physics team at The Gunnery, a Washington private school, has been named the top team for the New England region in Division II national Physics Bowl results.

The Gunnery also boasts a regional individual standout. Allen Jing secured second place in New England.

The school's team numbered 25 students who competed against 4,500 students from 280 schools from the United States, Canada, China and Spain.

All the students take the same test in February. The top schools and the individuals receive monetary and other awards from the contest's sponsors.

"I am so excited and happy with this news," said Steve Bailey, the school's science department chairman.

"Division II is actually a more difficult test to take," he added, "and is for those who are in AP courses."

"Congratulations to all of the students who participated in the national Physics Bowl," said Head of School Peter Becker. "The results speak to Mr. Bailey's leadership and dedication to teaching."

When asked what the results would mean to the school, Bailey said, "We have come close to being in the top two in the region, sometimes missing by a few points; however, this year's group of AP students are on their game."