State senate recognizes SV High Science Bowl team
@ct:Spring Valley High School National Ocean Sciences Bowl Team members are: Claire Arneson, Rex Gould, Sarah Sortedahl, Tyler O'Keefe, Coach Michele Huppert and Ashley Ehman.
@h:State senate recognizes SV High Sciences Bowl team
@t:SPRING VALLEY--On April 3, the Wisconsin Senate passed Joint Resolution 16 commending the Spring Valley High School National Ocean Sciences Bowl Team for winning the 12th Annual Lake Sturgeon Bowl Regional Competition.
The local team (coached by Michele Huppert, consisting of team captain, senior Sarah Sortedahl, and team members, seniors Ashley Ehman and Rex Gould, and juniors Claire Arneson and Tyler O'Keefe) was named champion of the 12th Annual Lake Sturgeon Bowl Regional Competition in Milwaukee on Feb. 9.
After competing in the Bowl for nine years and placing second to their longtime rival, Marshfield High School, for the previous six years, the Spring Valley team went undefeated throughout the entire Lake Sturgeon Bowl and averaged a score twice that of their opponents for each match. Due to the team's exceptional accomplishment of placing first in the Lake Sturgeon Bowl, the SV team will advance to the National Ocean Sciences Bowl Finals Competition, where they will compete against 25 other states and the District of Columbia.
As stated in the resolution: "Whereas, Coach Michele Huppert has been a successful mentor to the team members and has taken great strides to promote the importance of educational opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics in the Spring Valley School District...and...the team members have become experts in oceanography and freshwater resources in the disciplines of marine biology, chemistry, geology, technology, physics, social science and marine policy...be it Resolved by the senate, the assembly concurring, That the members of the Wisconsin legislature do hereby commend the Spring Valley High School National Ocean Sciences Bowl Team on finishing in first place at the 12th Annual Lake Sturgeon Bowl Regional Competition and wish the team success at the upcoming 2013 National Ocean Sciences Bowl Finals Competition and in their future endeavors."