By Hub City Times staff
MARSHFIELD – “The Marshfield High School Science Bowl teams are having a really good year thus far; they have won the Department of Energy’s Science Bowl regional and the Lake Sturgeon Bowl regional of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl,” said Coach Paul Herder.
On Feb. 3, the Marshfield Ocean Science team won the Lake Sturgeon Bowl, a regional ocean science academic competition that is part of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB). The Lake Sturgeon Bowl, which was hosted by the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, School of Freshwater Sciences, 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.
Marshfield High School is no stranger to this event. This is their 15th victory – fourth in a row – since winning the inaugural Lake Sturgeon Bowl in 2002.
Members of the championship team are Muhammad Abidi, Suhaas Bhat, Carter Chojnacki, Nikita Gonugunta, and David Gui, led by Coach Paul Herder and Assistant Coach Dean McFarlane.
“The academic science bowl team had the right chemistry to bring home the Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl regional title Jan. 20. This competition was held at the Milwaukee School of Engineering,” explained Herder.
Team members include Muhammad Abidi, Suhaas Bhat, Tara Bhat, David Gui, and Hugh Steiner, led by Coach Herder.
Two other Marshfield teams competed. Their members were Nikita Gonugunta, Carter Chojnacki, Miles Roth, Jasen Kracht, Zoey Rice, Allie Bacholl, Sary Bseiso, Tyler Hood, and Eli Junco. Marshfield High School science teacher, Dean McFarlane is the assistant coach.
Both teams will now compete for national titles in April.