Durham School Wins Blue Heron Bowl
Five students from North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham won the Blue Heron Bowl, a regional ocean science academic competition that is part of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl, on Feb. 18. The Blue Heron Bowl, held at UNC-Wilmington, is part of a nationwide competition that tests students’ knowledge of ocean science disciplines through buzzer-style, multiple-choice questions and open-ended, team-challenge questions. Kenneth Xu, Emily Zheng, Raymond Gao, Shiv Patel and Vincent Xia will join winners from 24 other regional bowls April 20-23 at Oregon State University for the NOSB Finals. Learn more at nosb.org.
Updated April 24: The students from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics came in third overall and third in the Scientific Experts Briefing, a mock congressional hearing in which students present science recommendations on a piece of legislation.