Congratulations to the 2017 winners of Orca Bowl:
First Place: Tacoma Science and Math Institute (SAMI).
Second Place: Friday Harbor High School.
Third Place: Tacoma School of the Arts (SOTA)
Good Sportsmanship Award: Clallam Bay High School
The final competition was a tight race between SAMI and Friday Harbor until the very last minute when the SAMI team came up from behind to take the lead, winning by only two points.
Congrats to all the teams that participated in this day-long competition of intense science fun!
Washington State’s Ocean
About Orca Bowl
Each year, high school students from across the state of Washington come together for a day of friendly competition and exciting enrichment experiences at Orca Bowl, Washington’s regional competition of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl® (NOSB). 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.