NOSB 2009 Competition Results
Overall standings (100 points possible)Research project plus knowledge quiz
Bold and asterisk denotes team MVP. First- and second-place teams are awarded tuition waivers to their choice of either UAF or UAS. The first-place team's expenses will be paid to travel to Washington, D.C., in April to compete in the NOSB final competition.
Juneau-Douglas High School Naughty Nautilli (92.7 points)
Coach: Ben Carney
Juneau-Douglas High School – Thunder Mountain High School Coo Coo for Coccolithophores (84.5 points)
Coach: Jake Jacoby
Cordova High School – Prince William Sound Science Center Visceral Mass (81.5 points)
Coach: Lindsay Butters
South Anchorage High School Team Starfish (76.8 points)
Coach: Chris Backstrum
Cordova High School – Prince William Sound Science Center New Fish on the Dock (71.2 points)
Coach: Lindsay Butters
Please see 2009 Teams page for team members, MVPs and coaches for 6th through 15th place.
Seward High School The Zin (68.8 points)
Petersburg High School W.O.A.A. (62.3 points)
Wasilla High School Omega Alpha Marine Wolverine Delta Squad (57.2 points)
Kodiak High School SMART (56.2 points)
Eagle River High School Oceanic V-Caps (51 points)
White Mountain High School Wolves (43.8 points)
Eagle River High School Mobulidae (30 points)
Mountain Village Mountaineers Team A (23.7 points)
Mountain Village Mountaineers Team B (19.8 points)
South Anchorage High School Team Sea Urchin (10 points)
* did not participate in research project
** did not complete research paper in time to be included in scoring
Research Project (overall score; 50 points possible)
Paper and oral presentation combined. The coach of the first-place research project team is awarded a $500 grant to purchase classroom resources, sponsored by Alaska Sea Grant; and a check for $100, sponsored by the Scientific Research Society, Sigma Xi.
- First Place: Juneau-Douglas High School Naughty Nautilli (46 points)
- Second Place: Juneau-Douglas / Thunder Mountain High School Coo Coo for Coccolithophores (44.5 points)
- Third Place: Kodiak High School SMART (39.5 points)
Research Paper (25 points possible)
- First Place (tie): Juneau-Douglas High School Naughty Nautilli (23 points)
- First Place (tie): Juneau-Douglas / Thunder Mountain High School Coo Coo for Coccolithophores (23 points)
- Third Place: Petersburg High School W.O.A.A. (19.5 points)
Oral Presentation (25 points possible)
- First Place: Juneau-Douglas High School Naughty Nautilli (23 points)
- Second Place: Juneau-Douglas / Thunder Mountain High School Coo Coo for Coccolithophores (21.5 points)
- Third Place: Kodiak High School SMART (21 points)
Knowledge Quiz (50 points possible)
- First Place: Cordova High School / Prince William Sound Science Center Visceral Mass (50 points)
- Second Place: Juneau-Douglas High School Naughty Nautilli (46.7 points)
- Third Place: South Anchorage High School Team Starfish (43.3 points)
Mayor of Seward Perpetual Trophy
Awarded to the team with the most points scored in a single round. This team receives a perpetual trophy to display in their school until the next Tsunami Bowl competition.
Juneau-Douglas High School Naughty Nautilli with 134 points in round 4.
Voted on by the quiz bowl judges. Students each received a copy of The Marine Biology Coloring Book
Juneau-Douglas High School Naughty Nautilli
Most Valuable Players
Selected from each team by coaches and/or team members. Each recipient was awarded $50 to use for education purposes. See overall first through fifth places above and 2009 Teams page for recipients.
Red Lantern Classroom Enhancement Award
Awarded to the teacher of the team that completes both the research and quiz portions of the Tsunami Bowl and finishes in last place; $1500 for classroom resources. This award is sponsored by the Ocean Alaska Science and Learning Center, a partnership between the National Park Service and the Alaska SeaLife Center, dedicated to understanding and preserving Alaska's marine ecosystem.
Jack Adams, coach of White Mountain School Wolves
The art teacher for the Best of Show artwork is awarded a $300 grant for classroom art supplies, sponsored by Alaska Sea Grant.
November 15 is the deadline to indicate the intent to participate in each year's Alaska Regional NOSB. Contact science bowl coordinator Phyllis Shoemaker at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Seward Marine Center to find out how your high school can join in the fun, or check out our web pages for coaches and teams. The number of teams is limited, so act early for the best chance of participating in the next National Ocean Sciences Bowl.
PO Box 730, Seward, AK 99664
Phone: 907-224-4312, Fax: 907-224-3392