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Ladue Horton Watkins High School Makes Waves at Virtual National Ocean Sciences Bowl

Congratulations to LHWHS students Christopher Ye, Eric Yin, Jason Ding, Jason Xu and Max Yang. Coached by Wei Ye, the team took home first place in the National Finals of the 23rd Annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB). This is LHWHS’s second time at Finals and their first National title. 

More than 278 teams (made up of approximately 1,390 students representing 30 states) participated in the competition.

The NOSB is an interdisciplinary ocean science education program of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership. NOSB tests students’ knowledge of ocean science topics, including cross-disciplines of biology, chemistry, policy, physics, and geology. 

According to the NOSB, the competition included buzzer-style multiple choice and longer, critical thinking-based questions covering cross-disciplinary ocean science knowledge as well as topics relevant to the theme, Understanding Human, Economic and Environmental Resiliency in the Gulf of Mexico. Students were tested on their knowledge of the many fascinating and complex functions of the Gulf of Mexico, America’s “living laboratory,” from its role in regulating global ocean temperature to its importance as a home to a diverse array of flora and fauna. Teams also prepared science recommendations on a piece of legislation in the Science Expert Briefing (SEB), a mock congressional hearing that enhances the critical thinking elements of the competition and focuses on real-world skills.

For more information on the NOSB Competition, visit their website.