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March 11, 2011 > Mission San Jose High students win at Sea Lion Bowl

Mission San Jose High students win at Sea Lion Bowl

Submitted By Kristin Mellon

On February 26, students from Mission San Jose High School in Fremont competed and won in the National Ocean Sciences Bowl's (NOSB) "Sea Lion Bowl" at San Francisco State University. The NOSB is a program of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership based in Washington, D.C.

Fifteen high schools with four or five students on each team participated in this year's Sea Lion Bowl. By winning the regional competition, Mission San Jose High School now moves on to face 24 other regional champions in the 14th Annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB(r)) April 29 - May 1at Texas A&M University in Galveston, Texas. The competition consists of buzzer-style, round-robin multiple choice questions and longer team challenge questions.

"I am very proud that this prestigious program has attracted so many exceptionally bright students to test their knowledge of ocean science at such a high level," said Robert B. Gagosian, President & CEO of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership. "As the future leaders of our nation, I know this experience will encourage them to strive to continue to understand, conserve and protect our ocean resources for future generations," continued Gagosian.

Approximately 2,000 students from over 300 high schools will participate this year. Through this educational forum, the NOSB strives to encourage and support the next generation of marine scientists, policy makers, teachers, explorers, researchers, technicians, environmental advocates and informed citizens.

The winning team from Mission San Jose High School is coached by Julie Raymond. Team members are Jared Shen (Captain), Eun Seo Choi, Wesley Chou, Jeffery Li and Margaret Shen.

For more information about NOSB, visit www.nosb.org.

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