Four students on the
Kodiak High School Tsunami Bowl team took part in a science competition in
Seward over the weekend, competing against other students from around the state
on the theme of ocean acidification. Kodiak sent three freshmen, Margaret
Carmel, Adeline Castenada and Ray Garcia, and senior Sam Horton to the
Tsunami Bowl team coach
Kevin Lauscher, a science and photography teacher at the high school, said the
competition consisted of three parts: a paper, an oral presentation and a quiz.
He said he was proud of the efforts of his young team, particularly in the
paper and oral presentation portions of the competition.
Bowl 1 26 sec. "As for the oral portion ... other
Juneau-Douglas was the
overall winner of the competition. But Lauscher said that given the youth and
inexperience of the Kodiak team, the ninth place finish constituted a victory.
Bowl 2 16 sec. "We were second place ... senior is
Lauscher said the Kodiak High School
team's focus was on the social impacts of ocean acidification in Kodiak.
Bowl 3 15 sec. "Our project and ... the social
aspect of it.")
Tsunami Bowl team
captain, freshman Margaret Carmel, also felt good about the team's performance
and believes Kodiak had a unique focus on the theme compared with other teams
in the competition.
Bowl 4 59 sec. "We focused on a lot of ... in
The Kodiak High School
team has been preparing for the competition since early October, dedicating
about three hours a week to research, interviewing and writing. Kodiak placed
third in the paper and oral presentation portions of the Tsunami Bowl and ninth
overall out of the 15 schools that participated in the competition. Lauscher
said he expects to send a team again next year.