Alaska Tsunami Ocean BowlFebruary 16-19th Alaska Tsunami Ocean Bowl @ Seward High SchoolCTHS - Mat-Tsunami team - 1st Place Regional ChampionsApril 19th -23rd National Ocean Science Bowl @ OregonApril 20th - 25th, 2016 - National Ocean Science Bowl @ North CarolinaCTHS placed 9th overall and 11th on team paperFebruary 25th - 28th - Alaska Tsunami Ocean Bowl @ Seward High School, Seward, AlaskaMat-Su Career & Tech High School - 2016 Regional ChampionsCTHS Team of Captain Lucas Arthur, Jacob Cucinello, Cade Johnstone, Sarah Montalbano, Leah WyzykowskiCTHS Mat-Tsunami Team record the high point total of any round.2016 Sportsman AwardCTHS Team Captain Hector Campbell, Drake Ballais, Zach Barnes, Su Neeta Vu and Kyle HasseNational Ocean Science BowlOcean Springs, Mississippi April 23-26th, 2015CTHS placed 15th on team paper18th Overall ( paper and quiz bowl competitions)Team Captain Joshua HartmanCTHS 2015 Alaska State Champions(Joshua Hartman, Lucas Arthur, Ariel Hasse, Jacob Cucinello, Cade Johnstone and Coach Lundt)The Alaska Tsunami Ocean Sciences Bowl is a regional competition for Alaska high schools on topics related to the study of the oceans.Each year, Alaska holds a regional ocean sciences competition as part of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB). A unique aspect of the Alaska regional NOSB is the research component of the competition, in which teams of four or five students prepare a research paper that is submitted in December, and present an oral presentation at the Tsunami Bowl on February 5th - 8th, 2015. The research project score is combined with the results from a Round Robin quiz competition, where teams of four students, plus an optional alternate, compete against each other in timed quiz matches. These two components determine a team’s seeding in the final elimination brackets of the quiz competition. The results of the elimination brackets determine a team’s final standing in the Tsunami Bowl. This years theme " The Science of Oil in the Oceans".Ending an 8-year streak by Juneau-Douglas High School, the team from Mat-Su Career & Technical High School Team A has won the 18th annual Alaska regional competition. For winning CTHS receives $500 for classroom supplies for Ocean Bowl and a free trip to Ocean Springs, Mississippi to compete against 24 for other regional winners at the National Meet hosted by Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Marine Education Center on April 23-26, 2015.2015 Overall Results:1st Place- Mat-Su Career & Tech High School A - Team11th Place - Mat-Su Career & Tech High School B - TeamResearch PaperCTHS A Team - 9thOral PresentationCTHS A Team 6thPaper/Presentation/Prelim Quiz BowlCTHS A Team 3rdCTHS B Team 12thMVP'sJoshua HartmanHector CampbellFor more information check out Alaska Tsunami Bowl web site located at http://seagrant.uaf.edu/nosb/Participation fee $402014 ResultsMat-Su Career & Tech High School had two teams entered in this years competition. Our two teams consisted of Mat-Tsunamis (Ariel Hasse, Joshua Hartman, Corina Monroe, Peyton Murphy, Ashton Lund) and the Imagine Dragonfish consisted of (Kaetlyn Erickson, Keefer Brown, Lena Gorlova and Rachel Cote.Research PaperMat-Tsunamis - 1st PlaceImagine Dragonfish - 16th PlaceOral PresentationsMat-Tsunamis - 4th PlaceImagine Dragonfish - 16th PlaceCombined Research and Oral PresentationsMat-Tsunamis - 2nd PlaceImagine Dragonfish - 15th PlaceQuiz BowlMat-Tsunamis - 11th PlaceImagine Dragonfish - 13th PlaceOverallMat-Tsunamis - 7th PlaceImagine Dragonfish - 15th PlaceMVP'sAriel HasseKaetlyn Erickson2013 ResultsMat-Su Career & Tech High School had three teams entered again in this years competition. Our three teams consisted of Mat-Tsunamis ( Courtney Monroe, Ariel Haase, Chris Erickson, Lucas Hyce, and Reno Hyce ), Cerulean Tempests (Kaetlyn Erickson, Allie Poe, Bryanna Pearce, and Deiniol Ballais), Wave Runners (Corina Monroe, Peyton Murphy, Charles Stormont, and Joshua Hartman).Research Paper:Mat-Tsunamis - 2ndCerulean Tempests - 6thWave Runners - 11thOral Presentations:Mat-Tsunamis - 5thWave Runners - 12thCerulean Tempests - 13thQuiz Bowl:Mat-Tsunamis - 2ndCerulean Tempests - 24thWave Runners - 21stOverall:Mat-Tsunamis - 2nd (Tied for 1st lost tie breaker)Cerulean Tempest - 16thWave Runners - 21stMVP'SAriel HaaseAllie PoeCorina MonroeSportsmanship Award:Wave RunnersArt Show:Acrylic Painting:Lucas Hyce - 2ndPencil DrawingLucas Hyce - 1stCeramics/3DAnnie Kilborn - 2nd2012 ResultsMat-Su Career & Tech High School had three teams entered in this years competition. Our three teams consisted of Mat-Tsunamis ( Alonzo Gage, Jonah Jeffries, Lucas Hyce, Reno Hyce and Myriam Zuluga), Tiger Sharks (Chris Erickson, Jake Carlton, Aspen Melton, Shalya Jordan, and Tess Adams, Rock Lobsters (Bradley Smith, Allie Poe, Courtney Monroe and Brandon Erwin).Mat-Tsunamis - Report was on "Ecosystem-Based Management of Bristol Bay"placed 6th on the paper, 8th on oral presentation, 7th on quiz bowl and 5th overallTiger Sharks - Report was on "Ecosystem-Based Management of Pacific Herring (Clupea pallasii) and Pink Salmon (Oncorhynnchus gorbusha) in Price William Sound"placed 8th on the paper, 11th on oral presentation, 17th on quiz bowl and 13th overallRock Lobsters - Report was on "Ecosystem-Based Management of Shellfish in the Cook Inlet Region"placed 12th on the paper, 9th on oral presentation, 14th on quiz bowl and 12th overallROV CompetitionNew this year was the Remote Underwater Operated Vehicle or ROV. Students had 90 minutes to design, construct and test their vehicles before the competition began. The competition requires each student to drive the vehicle and complete 5 tasks with their vehicles.Tiger Sharks - placed 1stRock Lobsters - placed 3rdArt ShowAny student that attends a school that participates in NOSB may participate in the Alaska Tsunami NOSB 2012 Ocean Connection Juried Art Show. CTHS had six students enter art pieces:Acrylic PaintingLucas Hyce - 2nd place - Ocean Sunset and Honorable Mention for Sockeye SalmonKyra Laulainen - Honorable Mention - Iceberg TigerCourtney Monroe - Honorable Mention - Jelly in the DeepDigital MediaSterling Maffe - 3rd Place - Ocean in a Bowl2011 Results
Mat-Su Career & Tech High School had two teams compete in the 2011 Ocean Bowl in Seward on February 4-6th. Each team had to write a 20 page research paper on some aspect on Human Impacts. The Tiger Sharks team of Jonah Jefferies, Alonzo Gage, Chris Erickson, Shayla Jordan and Aspen Melton wrote on “Effects of Cyanide Fishing on the Coral Reefs of Wakatobi Marine National Park”. The Mat-Tsunami’s team of Lucus Hyce, Reno Hyce, Myriam Wells, and Sarah Dawkins wrote on “The Sensitive Baltic Sea”. This research paper had to be completed and sent in for scoring by December 1st. After arriving in Seward each team had to do a 20 minute oral presentation of their research paper followed by questions from local scientists. The next part of the competition was the quiz bowl, where two teams ask asked question on all aspects of the ocean in a jeopardy format. CTHS did an awesome job on all parts of the competition. The final results had the Tiger Sharks placing second to Juneau. Each member of the Tiger Sharks received a $2,000 tuition waiver at University of Alaska Fairbanks, $2,000 tuition waiver from University of Alaska Southeast and $1,000 tuition Waiver from UAF if they decide to major in fisheries. Mat-Tsunami’s placing sixth, each member of this team will receive a $1,000 tuition waiver from UAF if they decide to major in fisheries. Sarah Dawkins and Jonah Jefferies received MVP of their teams. Each received several cool prizes for their hard work. Lastly, Lucus Hyce received special acknowledgement for his cool t-shirt design. Our results showed a great improvement over last year where we placed 9th and 15th respectively. We would like to thank Society for Science in the Public Fellowship Program, Lyden Air Cargo, and Alaska USA Federal Credit Union for completely sponsoring every aspect of this program. Special thanks to Bill Jeffries for driving students to Seward and back and Barbara Petukh for stepping in and becoming assistant coach.2011 Quiz Bowl Finals CTHS Tiger Sharks vs Juneau2011 Awards - Tiger Sharks - 2nd place overallOral Presentation - Mat -Tsunami'sMat-Tsunami's - 6th placeQuiz Bowl Championship Round Mat-Tsunami's 45 vs Tiger Sharks 48Quiz Bowl - Mat-Tsunami's vs Juneau B TeamMat-Tsunami's Relaxing between Quiz Bowl RoundsMore information can be found at http://seagrant.uaf.edu/nosb/index.html
2011 SponsorsWells FargoIn 2008, CTHS placed 6th overall with a team that consisted of Chris Jorge, Jackie Layton, Cheyanne Jorge and Colten Christensen.The 2009 CTHS team "Pteropods" consists of Colten Christensen, Rachael Quiriarte, Denali Simpson, Cheyanne Jorge and Samantha Torres. Only did the research paper and place 5th.The 2010 CTHS Team "Mat-Tsunami" consisted of Alonzo Gage, Sarah Dawkins, Reno and Lucas Hyce placed 9th out of 22 teams. The team called "Fightoplankton" which consisted of Rachel Cline, Jonah Jefferies, Brandon Olson, Gavin Fonseca placed 15th.