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Students prepare for NOSB academic competition


Eric LeDuc/ Petersburg Pilot

From left, Team Gallifreyan Gastropods, with Joey Giesbrecht, Henry Short, Marissa Nilsen, Helen Martin and Julia Murph practice their quiz skills against Team Eider Do or Don't, with Summer Morton, Tucker Hagerman and Kyle Hagerman. Not pictured is Chauncy Sandhofer.

Petersburg students came out on top in a practice bout for the seasonal academic Tsunami Bowl, as regional teams begin warming up to compete for the right to represent the state in the National Ocean Science Bowl (NOSB.) The event pits teams' at-hand knowledge of the ocean against competitors, fingers on buzzers to be first to the answer.

The team is led by Educator Joni Johnson and Co-Coach Sunny Rice of Alaska SeaGrant, composed of four students representing the school.

"In southeast, we like to get together with Juneau and Ketchikan to scrimmage," Team Captain Kyle Hagerman said, eventu...

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