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Congratulations, Maui High School!

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Aloha Bowl 2013 Winners!
Coach, Ed Ginoza with members of the winning team from Maui High School: Riley Camp, Gabriel Salazar, Bryson Galapon, Steven Okada (team captain), and Christopher Kim.

On Saturday, February 23, Maui High School students took first place at the 2013 Aloha Bowl! Maui High will represent Hawaii in the National Ocean Science Bowl to be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on April 18 - 21, 2013.

The Punahou School team placed second and Waiakea High School Team B placed third.

High school students from all over the state competed in the 11th Annual Hawaii Regional competition for the National Ocean Science Bowl (NOSB), called the Aloha Bowl.

This educational program was developed to stimulate interest in the ocean sciences among high school students and demonstrate to the public the importance of the oceans in our daily lives. One of the long-term goals of the program is to foster the next generation of marine scientists, educators and policy makers for the ocean sciences.

During the competition, students were asked three types of questions: toss-up buzzer questions, bonus questions and team-challenge questions. Unlike the oral questions, the team-challenge question is written out and handed to both teams in at the completion of the first buzzer round. These questions require higher cognitive skills, often use visual aids such as charts, maps, and graphs and the students work together to earn as many points as possible, which may make the difference between winning or losing the round of competition. Question difficulty increases as the competition progresses.

All of the teams will played each other in the morning round-robin rounds, with the top teams advancing to the double-elimination round. The winner of the last double-elimination round is crowned tournament champion.

Please contact Aloha Bowl Regional Coordinator, Marcie Grabowski, SOEST Outreach Coordinator, at 956-3151, or mworkman @ with any questions about next year's Bowl.


Calendar of Events

Fall 2012 - Registration for 2013 Aloha Bowl

Saturday, February 23, 2013 - Day of Regional Competition, UH-Manoa Campus Center

April 18 - 21, 2013 - Finals in Milwaukee, WI

Register a Team

For information about forming a team to compete at the Aloha Bowl, please see the NOSB website, which includes eligibility rules, and tips on forming a successful team. Then contact the Regional Coordinator to register your team for the Aloha Bowl.


The NOSB website has resources for teams, including study guides, practice questions, and a resource section.

The Aloha Bowl also has oceanography textbooks to loan to registered teams. Contact the Regional Coordinator for a list of texts available.

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Become Involved with the Aloha Bowl!

Volunteer - We're always looking for people to help with the competition! We need all sorts of folks, science judges, moderators, timekeepers, runners, even folks to help us set up. If you are interested in learning more about the types of positions available, check out the volunteer page on the NOSB site.

Sponsor - We are also always in need of sponsors! If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the Aloha Bowl please contact the Regional Coordinator, we welcome any level of support, from snacks for our participants, prizes for competing teams, or travel support for those neighbor island teams. Many thanks for your help supporting ocean education in the state of Hawaii!

Contact Information

Regional Coordinator

Marcie Grabowski, Outreach Coordinator
School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii at Manoa
2525 Correa Road, HIG 135, Honolulu, HI 96822
(808) 956-3151, mworkman @

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