Orca Bowl Competition
Orca Bowl Team Wins 5th in NOSB National Competition
Newport High School finished their weekend of competition at the National Ocean Sciences Bowl finals in Boulder, Colorado with many accolades. The team placed 5th overall in the national competition (the highest any Orca Bowl team has placed at finals in over a decade) and received the prestigious “Sportsmanship Award.” Peyton Lee, the team’s captain, also received best in competition for his oral testimony in the team Science Expert Briefings.
Go team, we couldn’t be more proud! Learn more at NOSB.org.
Winners at Orca Bowl 2018 this year included:
Newport High School – first place winners
Tacoma Science and Math Institute Team A (SAMI A) won second.
Ocean Research College Academy Team B won third.
Ellensburg High Marine Biology Club won the 2018 the Megan Vogel Sportsmanship Award!
Washington State’s Ocean
About Orca Bowl
Each year, high school students from across Washington come together for a day of friendly competition and exciting enrichment experiences at Orca Bowl, the state’s regional National Ocean Sciences Bowl® (NOSB) event. Washington Sea Grant partners with UW’s College of the Environment to offer the program.
Orca Bowl challenges and recognizes Washington state’s high school students’ knowledge of the world’s oceans. During the daylong competition, hosted at the University of Washington Seattle campus, teams compete in a round-robin tournament followed by a double elimination round. Students tackle questions in all areas of marine studies, including ocean-related physics, chemistry, geology, biology, social sciences, and technology.