On Feb. 5, Juneau-Douglas High School students competed and won in the National Ocean Sciences Bowl’s Tsunami Bowl at Seward High School. The NOSB is a program of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership based in Washington, D.C.
Fifteen high schools participated in this year’s Tsunami Bowl. For winning the regional competition, the JDHS team now moves on to face 24 other regional champions in the 14th Annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl April 29 through May 1 at Texas A&M University in Galveston, Texas. The competition consists of buzzer-style, round-robin multiple choice questions and longer team challenge questions.
“I am very proud that this prestigious program has attracted so many exceptionally bright students to test their knowledge of ocean science at such a high level,” said Robert B. Gagosian, President & CEO of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership. “As the future leaders of our nation, I know this experience will encourage them to strive to continue to understand, conserve and protect our ocean resources for future generations,” continued Gagosian.
Approximately 2,000 students from over 300 high schools will participate this year. Through this educational forum, the NOSB strives to encourage and support the next generation of marine scientists, policy makers, teachers, explorers, researchers, technicians, environmental advocates and informed citizens.
The winning team from JDHS is coached by Benjamin Carney with Assistant Coach Jake Jacoby. The team members are Tyler Houseweart, Samuel Kurland, Martina Miller, Elise Christey and Seth Brickey.