Cheryl Wells, a long-time National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) coach, just retired from 41 years of teaching high school science and chemistry at Dexter High School in Dexter, Michigan and 19 years as a coach for the National Ocean Science competition.
(From the National Ocean Science Bowl) — She shared the news with the NOSB national office staff during the 2015 National Finals Competition in Ocean Springs, MS, where her team placed second. In all, Cheryl coached 18 teams at the regional level, competing at the Great Lakes Bowl at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and proceeded to the Nationals Finals Competition with eight of her teams.
Cheryl’s dedication to her students went further than just coaching an NOSB team, she also created an Oceanography class for the school approximately 10 years ago where the students were involved in dissecting specimens, creating ecology projects, working on labs in ocean chemistry, and learning about ocean technology, history and marine policies. Through the class, the Dexter High School library enhanced its ocean science materials, and the school even provides art classes where students paint ocean murals. She’s happy to note that the numbers of graduates selecting ocean-related career pathways has increased due to the larger focus on ocean science at the school.
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