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NOSB 2001 Competition Results

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* Overall Standings

First Place Overall
(Students were awarded one-year tuition waivers from the University of Alaska Fairbanks; $250 scholarships; and a free trip to Miami, Florida, to compete in finals)

Juneau-Douglas High School,"Team Tsunami"
      Wesley Brooks
      Cal Craig
      Jeff Fanning
      Breanne Rohm
      Coach: Clay Good

Second Place Overall
(Students were awarded $100 scholarships)

Dimond High School, "Team Aurora"
      Dustin Anctil
      Shani Gilila
      Mandy Grover
      Jessica Schwartz
      Collin White
      Coach: Elizabeth Larman

Third Place Overall
(Students were awarded $100 scholarships)

Seward High School Team
      Stephanie Christian
      Jacqui Jacobson
      Bonnie Moore
      Ben Steward
      Adam Wilkie
      John Hughes
      Coaches: Jason Fantz and Linda Clayton

* Research Project and Oral Presentation

First Place Overall: Dimond "Aurora" ($100 scholarship each from F/V Spectre)
Second Place Overall: Juneau "Tsunami"
Third Place Overall: Juneau "Typhoon"

First Place, paper: Dimond "Aurora" for The Pike Plague
Second Place, paper: Seward for An Analysis of Resurrection Bay
Third Place, paper: Juneau "Typhoon" for Wastewater Management for Juneau, Alaska

First Place, oral: Juneau "Gastineau"
Second Place, oral: Juneau "Tsunami"
Third Place, oral: Juneau "Typhoon"

* Knowledge Quiz

First Place: Juneau "Tsunami"
Second Place: Dimond "Aurora"
Third Place: Seward

* Classroom awards
to the coaches of the top 3 overall project winners

First Place: Elizabeth Larman: $1,000 from Alaska Sea Grant College Program
Second Place: Clay Good: $300 from School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (SFOS) faculty and staff
Third Place: Clay Good: $200 from SFOS faculty and staff

*Sportsmanship Award
voted on by all project and game officials

Skyview (Soldotna) ($100 scholarship each)

* Mayor Bob Satin's Perpetual Trophy
to the team with the most points scored in a single round

Juneau "Tsunami" with 154 points in Round Six

* NOSB Ocean Connection Art Show

Best of Show: Melissa Bixby, Skyview High School, Soldotna

Art teacher Sandra Lewis was awarded a digital camera for her classroom from the Alaska Sea Grant College Program

First Place: Ben Clock, Seward
Second Place: Justin Travis, Seward
Third Place: Mark Meeks, Seward
Highly commended: *Stephanie Christian, Seward

First Place: *Stephanie Christian, Seward
Second Place: Josh Van Fleet, Juneau
Third Place: Rebecca Canaday, Juneau
Highly commended: Jessica Bishop, Seward

Mixed Media:
First Place: Eric Tollefson, Juneau
Second Place: Shari Isaak, Soldotna
Third Place: *Erin Hanson, Juneau
Highly commended: Joselyn Perry, Seward

First Place: Shannon Hohl, Seward
Second Place: Whitney Holm, Seward
Third Place: Lisa Steinbrecher, Seward
Highly commended: Erin Gillespie, Seward

* Artists also on a NOSB academic team.

How the NOSB Competition Works

The National Ocean Sciences Bowl consists of a round-robin/double-elimination format for teams of high school students. Teams consist of four students plus one alternate and a coach. The format involves a timed competition (defined as the use of "lock-out"-type buzzer systems and clocks) between two teams, using multiple-choice or short-answer questions within the broad category of the oceans. Questions are drawn from the scientific and technical disciplines used in studying the oceans (physics, chemistry, geology, atmospheric science, biology, etc.) as well as from topics on the contributions of the oceans to national and international economics, history and culture.

Each match consists of a series of these multiple-choice toss-up questions. A team that correctly responds to a toss-up question is given a bonus multiple-choice or short-answer question. The match consists of two 8-minute halves with a 2-minute break. Each match has a maximum of 25 toss-up questions and an equal number of bonus questions.

In Alaska, coordinators have added a second component to the ocean sciences bowl: an ocean science research project, which counts for 50 percent of the total score. Students must develop a research document on a specific ocean-related question or problem. For the NOSB 2001 research project, the students developed a long-term environmental protection plan for a local aquatic and/or marine ecosystem. Each team is required to write an in-depth research paper, and the students must also give an oral presentation on their project. The written and oral presentations each count for half of the 50 percent total.

Although it does not count toward winning points, the Alaska regional competition includes a juried art show in which students are invited to submit artwork in two-dimensional, three-dimensional and mixed media. Artwork must be original and must have an ocean theme.

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