February 8, 2012

Winners of the 15th Annual Blue Lobster Bowl: Lexington Team A!

Please join us in congratulating Lexington High School Team A, and their coach, Sarah Damassa, for taking first place in the 15th annual Blue Lobster Bowl!

The Blue Lobster Bowl, Massachusetts' regional marine science quiz bowl, is one of the 25 annual regional competitions that comprise the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) competition. The 15th Annual Blue Lobster Bowl took place at MIT on Saturday February 4th, 2012, and included over 120 students from 12 Massachusetts high schools.

During the lively full-day competition, the teams of high school students were quizzed on their knowledge of ocean science subjects including chemistry, biology, engineering, history, ecology, climate change, and weather.

The Blue Lobster Bowl was organized by Rachel VanCott, educator and ocean science literacy communicator for the MIT Sea Grant College Program. She was assisted at the event by a battery of more than 50 volunteers from People Making a Difference; staff from MIT Sea Grant; students from MIT, Northeastern University, Boston University, Harvard University, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and Tufts University; as well as many NOSB alumni.

Congratulations to ALL the competitors who spent the year training for this event! Competition rankings were as follows:

1 Lexington A
2 Newton North A
3 Newton South A
4 Lincoln Sudbury A
5 Newton North C
6 Lincoln-Sudbury B
7 Acton-Boxborough A
8 Phillips Academy A
9 Cambridge Rindge and Latin
10 Marblehead
11 Brookline A
12 Lincoln-Sudbury C
13 Lexington B
14 Newton South B
15 Belmont A
16 Newton North B
17 Acton-Boxborough B
18 Acton-Boxborough C
19 Phillips Academy B
20 North Andover B
21 North Andover A
22 Bedford
23 Brookline B
24 Brookline C

McDowell Award for Excellence: Lexington A
MIT Sea Grant Spirit Award: Bedford


Winners of the 2012 Blue Lobster Bowl: Lexington High School Team A! Left to right: Anubhav Jain, Hyun Yung Boo, Julia Leung, Catherine Medlock, Matt Shorter. Not pictured: Coach, Sarah Damassa Prpos and photo by Kathryn Shroyer, MIT Sea Grant

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