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For the first time in its 11-year history, the National Ocean Sciences Bowl, an academic competition for high school students, held its final competition in Alaska last month. Twenty-five teams from across the country, each consisting of five students and a coach, converged on Seward April 25-27 to compete for the championship. The event went very smoothly thanks to a legion of sponsors and volunteers from around the state and country. The organizers of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl finals would like to thank those who generously donated funds or services in support of this event, as well as those who generously donated their time and talents.
From Southeast, we had tremendous support from the University of Alaska Southeast and Sherry Tamone and Pat Brown; the Alaska Fisheries Science Center and Doug DeMaster; the Marine Conservation Alliance; Ray Troll; Clay Good; and last but not least Ben Carney and his students Kayla Harrison, Molly Emerson, Trentyn Days, Stephen Kubota and Ross Douglas from Juneau-Douglas High School who skillfully represented Alaska in the competition. Thank you all for contributing to the success of the 2008 National Ocean Sciences Bowl final competition.
For a complete list of financial sponsors please visit the UAF School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences Web site at: www.sfos.uaf.edu/nosb/donors.html.
For more information about the Alaska Region Tsunami Bowl, visit seagrant.uaf.edu/nosb/index.html.
Alaska region coordinator, National Ocean Sciences Bowl