The Sea Lion Bowl winning team, Mission San Jose High School, came in 6th Place at the National Finals in Galveston, Texas, held April 28-May 1, out of 24 teams from around the country. Their prize was a $500 gift certificate for Fisher Scientific and a $450 gift certificate for marine science textbooks at Barnes and Noble. Mission San Jose also placed 5th in the new Policy Briefing component of the competition. Congratulations on a job well done!
The teams that competed in the 2011 Sea Lion Bowl are as follows:
|Academy of Arts & Sciences, San Francisco-quarterfinalist|
|Albany HS, Albany-2nd Place|
|Aptos HS, Aptos|
|Lick-Wilmerding HS, San Francisco-quarterfinalist|
|Independent Learning Center, Woodland-Best Team Spirit|
|Lowell HS, San Francisco-3rd Place|
|Mira Loma HS, Sacramento-quarterfinalist|
|Mission San Jose HS, Fremont-1st Place|
|Oakland HS, Oakland-4th Place|
|Salinas HS, Salinas|
|San Lorenzo HS, San Lorenzo|
|Santa Teresa HS, San Jose|
|School of the Arts, San Francisco|
|Sierra HS, Tollhouse-quarterfinalist|
|Tokay High School, Lodi|
The Sea Lion Bowl is a rigorous, day-long academic competition for high school students modeled after the National Science Bowl. The Sea Lion Bowl is one of 25 regional bowls across the country that make up the National Ocean Science Bowl, coordinated by the Consortium for Ocean Leadership in Washington, DC. The NOSB began in 1998, The Year of the Ocean, as a way to encourage high school students and teachers to learn more about the ocean and ocean exploration. The NOSB provides a venue for students who excel in math and science to receive regional and national recognition for their diligence and talents while broadening their awareness and understanding of ocean science.
Please contact Brandy Wiegers if you are interested in getting involved.