Congratulations to FHHS Orca Bowl 2013 Participants!
[Ed. note – This story, originally published on Feb. 25, has been updated to include the photos below]
You remember Hannah Snow right? FHHS graduating class of 2010; Member of the winning Orca Bowl team that year; Well, she’s moved on to the University of Washington and works the Orca Bowl from that side of things now in between studying Civil Engineering with an Oceanography minor. Today she sends us a good news report from this year’s Orca Bowl – Way to go “A Team” and “B Team!” Here’s Hannah with the story:
After 10 intense hours of competition, FHHS ‘A’ Team and FHHS ‘B’ Team wrapped up the day as 2nd and 4th place in Washington’s National Ocean Sciences “Orca Bowl.” Returning players Libby Snow, Emily Guard, Gavin Guard, and Michael Barsamian of the ‘A’ Team fought hard to the very end, narrowly missing 1st place by one buzzer question to Garfield High School’s ‘A’ Team.
The ‘B’ Team also made a very admirable 4th place, considering this is the first ever Orca Bowl for players Max Hanel, Conrad Bormann, Kori Rasmussen, and Ellery Von Dassow. The ‘A’ team was awarded an expedition with Foss Waterway Seaport aboard an educational dive boat for placing second in the competition.
Though the marine science trivia questions range from the very relevant to slightly obscure, Orca Bowl is a fun way for high school students to increase their depth of knowledge about oceanography/fisheries sciences, interact with volunteer students and professionals working in these fields, and to learn about pursuing marine sciences in their continued education.
Again, great job FHHS and see you next year!
– Former FHHS Orca Bowler/Current Orca Bowl UW Volunteer, Hannah Snow.