Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology competed in the Georgia- South Carolina Southern Stingray National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) Regional at Savannah State on Saturday, Feb. 7.
The A team consisting of Megan Symons, Sean Keeler, Samantha Godwin, and Arianna Gibbs won the tournament and will be traveling to nationals on an all expenses paid trip for the second year in a row.
"NOSB was a great opportunity for us to learn about the oceans and the things we can do to protect it," said A team member Sean Keeler.
The B team consisting of Mya Odom, Mai Nguyen, Brian Luke, and Jayshon Adams finished in the quarterfinals before being knocked out by the Rockdale A team.
"Our students had an engaging and rewarding experience at NOSB. We appreciate the faculty and staff at Savannah State for hosting this event," said sponsor Diana Kennen.
The A team will the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in Ocean Springs, MS on April 23rd through the 26th for Nationals. Each member of the RMSST A team also received a $100 Amazon gift card from NOSB.
"NOSB is a great chance to really challenge yourself and to develop a sense of self-awareness," said Samantha Godwin.
The NOSB is an academic competition and program that addresses a national gap in environmental and earth sciences in public education by introducing high school students to and engaging them in ocean science, preparing them for ocean science-related and other STEM careers, and helping them become knowledgeable citizens and environmental stewards. More information about NOSB can be found at http://nosb.org.