Contoocook Valley Regional High School wins NOSB Finals in New York
WASHINGTON – Contoocook Valley Regional High School (ConVal) returns home after winning the 10th Annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB®) held at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York on Monday, April 30th. Twenty-five high schools from all over the United States competed in the NOSB Final Competition with prizes and scholarships on the line. The NOSB is a program of the Consortium for Oceanographic Research & Education (CORE) based in Washington, DC.
After winning their respective regional competitions in February, the twenty-five high schools had the opportunity to compete over their knowledge of our oceans during the two-day NOSB competition. The team from New Hampshire made it all the way to the finals before defeating Cranston High School West (Cranston, Rhode Island) to win the 2007 NOSB title.
The top eight teams were:
8th Place – Durant High School – Plant City, Florida
7th Place – Dexter High School – Dexter, Michigan
6th Place – Churchville-Chili High School – Rochester, New York
5th Place – Smoky Hill High School – Aurora, Colorado
4th Place – Santa Monica High School – Santa Monica, California
3rd Place – Lincoln-Sudbury High School – Sudbury, Massachusetts
2nd Place – Cranston High School West – Cranston, Rhode Island
1st Place – Contoocook Valley Regional High School -Peterborough, New Hampshire
Poplarville High School from Poplarville, Mississippi won the James D. Watkins Sportsmanship Award for demonstrating the best sportsmanship throughout the NOSB final competition. Admiral James D. Watkins started the NOSB program in 1997 when he was the President and CEO of CORE.
Approximately 2,000 students from over 400 high schools participated 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 students competing in the National Ocean Sciences Bowl Finals are exceptionally brilliant and are what make this such a special and prestigious program,” said Richard D. West, President of CORE. “These students are the future stewards of our oceans and we hope that they lead this nation to understand, conserve and protect our ocean resources,” continued West.