Indian American Student Part Of High School Team Surfacing As Winners In National Ocean Sciences Bowl

2017-05-29T15:13:58+00:00 May 29, 2017|

(Click to enlarge) A team from Santa Monica High School, which included Indian American Amy Amatya (back), won the 20th annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl. (Credit:

A team of high schoolers from Santa Monica High School in Santa Monica, Calif., April 23 won the 20th annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl in Corvallis, Oregon.

(India West) — The team, comprised of Indian American Amy Amatya, as well as Nanki Chung, Rhys Gaida, Ryu Akiba and Josh Sheng, topped 24 other regional winners — and 392 teams from the start of the competition — in winning the championship.

“I’m extremely impressed by the knowledge, sportsmanship, and enthusiasm for ocean science displayed by all of the teams,” said Jon White, president and CEO of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership. “I look forward to the next 20 years – both watching how the NOSB will grow and develop, as well as seeing the innovative accomplishments of today’s students, who are tomorrow’s leaders.”

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