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MEDIA ADVISORY 25 February 2002
Kodiak High School wins 2002 Alaska Ocean Sciences Bowl
Next stop: National Finals in Rhode Island
students from Kodiak High School defeated a formidable array of opponents
from around the state to win the 2002 Alaska Ocean Sciences Bowl, held
in Seward, Alaska, over the weekend.
Ten high school teams comprising nearly 50 students
from urban communities like Anchorage and rural villages like Kotzebue
came to Seward with hopes of winning the state's Fifth Annual National
Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) Alaska regional competition.
The three-day academic challenge began February 22 in
The event tested students' knowledge of marine science
terms, topics and issues in a fast-paced, tournament-style competition.
Teams also presented a research project during the three-day competition.
In this year's competition, teams evaluated an Alaska wildlife species
under human and/or environmental pressure and developed a plan for the
species' recovery that considered impacts to local communities.
Kodiak scored the most points, 98 out of 100, in these
combined events to become the winner of the Alaska Regional NOSB competition.
Kodiak team members received a host of prizes that include free first-year
tuition at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The Kodiak team will join
21 other teams from around the country in the NOSB Finals, April 26-29,
2002, in Providence, Rhode Island.
Kodiak beat the state's best teams from Eagle River,
Seward, Soldotna (two teams), Cordova, Anchorage, Kotzebue and Ninilchik
The Alaska regional competition is sponsored by the
University of Alaska Fairbanks, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences,
with additional support from the Alaska Sea Grant College Program. Another
major sponsor is the Ocean Alaska Science Learning Center, a cooperative
effort of Kenai Fjords National Park and the Alaska Sea Life Center. The
National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) is sponsored by the Consortium for
Oceanographic Research and Education (CORE) in partnership with the National
Marine Educators Association (NMEA).
Kodiak High School Team Roster
Students also participated in a competition of creativity,
in the form of a juried art show. Entries depicted marine subjects. Emily
Berezin, a 10th grade student at Skyview High School in Soldotna, won
"Best of Show" for her mixed-media entry. Awards and prizes
also were given for for First, Second and Third place in three categories:
Two-Dimensional (painting, drawing, and photography); Three-Dimensional
(sculpture, pottery, jewelry); and Mixed Media (fiber, collage etc.).
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