JDHS wins regional ocean sciences competition

The Juneau-Douglas High School National Ocean Sciences Bowl team won the state Tsunami Bowl on Saturday, claiming its 12th title in 15 years.

The Tsunami Bowl was held at Seward High School with 20 high school teams with four or five students on each team competing. The competition consisted of buzzer-style, multiple-choice questions and open-ended, team-challenge questions.

For winning the regional competition, JDHS now moves on to face 24 other regional champions in the 15th Annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl, which will be April 19-22 at the Sheraton Baltimore City Center Hotel in Baltimore, Md.

The winning team from JDHS is coached by Benjamin Carney. The team members are Seth Brickey, San Kurland, Martina Miller, Tatsu Monkman and Ethan Roemeling.

The team won the last five Alaska competitions, and also earned first place at last year’s National Ocean Sciences Bowl in the marine policy component.

Thunder Mountain High School was in a three-way tie for seventh place.

For more information about NOSB, visit www.nosb.org.

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