Dexter High School’s Ocean Bowl teams took top rankings at the 18th Annual Great Lakes Bowl held at the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment on Feb. 7. Dexter’s A team finished first, earning them the right to represent the Michigan and Ohio region at National Ocean Science Bowl finals to be held in Ocean Springs, Mississippi in April 2015. Dexter’s B team took third place.
The National Ocean Science Bowl (NOSB) is a quiz-bowl format competition run by the Consortium for Ocean Leadership. Nationwide, approximately 2,000 students from 300 schools compete each year in regional tournaments for a chance to participate in the national finals, which will be held in Ocean Springs, Missouri April 23-26.
This year’s Great Lakes win marks Dexter High School’s 9th regional championship in 18 years of competition. This will be coach Cheryl Wells’ final year at NOSB as she is retiring after 41 years teaching science at Dexter High School.
“It’s wonderful to see students so excited about science,” said Superintendent Chris Timmis. “This program has thrived under the leadership of Cheryl Wells for many years. Dexter’s strong finish in a field of public and private school competitors is a great testament to the value of public school education and exemplifies Dexter’s commitment to excellence.”
This is a press release sent to We Love Dexter from the Dexter Community School District.