BHS wins trophy at ‘Penguin Bowl’

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Neighbors | Submitted .Students at Boardman participated in the Penguin Bowl in Pittsburgh. Picture is the Ocean Bowl “B” Team that placed third, from left, Cora Ams, Shayne Harris, Nathaniel Hunter, Jack Pendleton, coach Heather Moran and David Wittman.

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Neighbors | Submitted .Ocean Bowl Team member Justin Olsen posed with a Pittsburgh Zoo employee during a behind the scenes tour of PPG Aquarium while competiting in the Penguin Bowl in Pittsburgh.

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Neighbors | Submitted .Ocean Bowl team members from Boardman High School competed in the Penguin Bowl in Pittsburgh. Pictured are (front) Andy Beichner, Sophia McGee, Cora Ams; (back) Justin Olsen, Siena Larrick, Shayne Harris, David Wittman, Jack Pendleton, Nathaniel Hunter and Pranav Padmanabhan.

The Penguin Bowl is a regional competition for high school students on topics related to the study of Oceans.

This year, the tournament took place on Feb. 3 at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium. Boardman High School’s “B” team came home with a third place trophy among the 16 teams that competed. Boardman’s “A” team took fifth place.

As part of the competition, students spent Friday night at the Pittsburgh Zoo and got a behind the scenes tour of PPG Aquarium.

They pet penguins and learned about sharks, sea turtles and other aquatic life. The round robin academic tournament took place on Saturday.

The Penguin bowl is one of 25 regional competitions that feed the National Ocean Sciences Bowl to take place later this year.

The goal is to engage high school students across the country in ocean science and prepare them for ocean science-related and other STEM careers.

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