This Saturday, Lynbrook’s Ocean Sciences Bowl team won 2nd place at the 2015 Northern California Regional Competition, the Sea Lion Bowl! The competition was held at Stanford University’s School of Earth, Engineering, and Environmental Studies. This year’s competition marks only the second time that our team has competed in recent years, so making it so far has definitely put Lynbrook on the map for the future.
Congratulations to: Matt Wang (Captain), Edward Lee, Vinay Kukutla, Jasper Huang, and Andrew Li for their unprecedented accomplishment! There are high expectations for the coming years.
As a break from the typical formal language, we have something important that we would like to say. Our team this year is composed of one senior, two juniors, and two freshmen. Five students of the nine who tried out. This is a team that made it to finals, losing then to Mission San Jose, a school with a history of success in NOSB and a team composed of four seniors and one sophomore.
It is clear that Lynbrook has the potential to do well or even win at the Sea Lion Bowl. There is no reason that we shouldn’t have enough people trying out to even be able to send two teams to the competition, one for Varsity and one for Junior Varsity. But the Ocean Sciences Bowl doesn’t receive as much attention as the rest of Science Club’s competitions do. What we seem to lack is interest.
As such, I would like to take this opportunity to encourage current underclassmen to consider trying out for and competing in the Lynbrook Ocean Sciences Bowl team next year. This year’s success should only be the beginning of a legacy, one that we know Lynbrook is capable of maintaining. Thank you.