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Local students compete in Blue Crab Bowl

Two teams from the Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School for Marine & Environmental Science faced off with students from other Virginia schools at the 22nd annual Blue Crab Bowl.

Held on Feb. 16 at Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, this Virginia Regional Competition of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl hosted 16 teams from across Virginia, from Manassas and Warrenton to Hampton Roads and the Eastern Shore. The nearly 80 students spent the day in heated tournament competition focused on the marine sciences.

The team from Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School-Warsaw Campus took third place. The Glenns Campus team, which included students from Gloucester and Mathews counties, competed, but failed to place.

Norfolk Collegiate School, first-time competitors, won the contest. Broadwater Academy from Exmore took second, while fourth place went to Fauquier High School.

The Blue Crab Bowl is a cooperative effort between VIMS, College of William and Mary, and Old D...

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