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Lower Dauphin takes 9th in Chesapeake Bay Bowl

Posted 4/5/17

A team of five Lower Dauphin High School students finished ninth at the Chesapeake Bay Bowl, an oceanography competition held at the University of Delaware’s Lewes campus.

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Lower Dauphin takes 9th in Chesapeake Bay Bowl

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A team of five Lower Dauphin High School students finished ninth at the Chesapeake Bay Bowl, an oceanography competition held at the University of Delaware’s Lewes campus.

Team members competing were  juniors Owen Coonelly, James Rodgers, Emily Scholfield and Michelle Yohe, and sophomore Kelly Barr.

“We had three new members this year and now they know how tough the competition is,” said Ron Yerger, high school science teacher and team coach. “This year’s experience will hopefully pay off next year as everyone will be returning.”  

In addition to competing in the bowl, the students also toured the Delaware Museum of Natural History in Wilmington the day before the event.

The winning team was from Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Maryland, and will compete in the National Ocean Sciences Bowl this April in Corvalis, Oregon.

Inaugurated in 1999, the Chesapeake Bay Bowl is one of 25 regional finals for the National Ocean Sciences Bowl, a contest which provides a forum for students excelling in math and science while broadening their awareness and understanding of the oceans.

Schools compete in rapid-fire question and answer, team challenge and quiz-bowl-style games. Subject areas of emphasis in the contest include biology, chemistry, geology, physical properties, history and marine policy, as well as navigation, technology, geography, social sciences, and ocean-related current events.