The 2017 Bay Scallop Bowl was a great success–thank you to all who attended and the students who participated! The success of the Bowl could not be achieved without the help of the volunteers and the extraordinary effort of Rachel Silver, Kim Knoll and Bill Wise. The competition was opened by Stony Brook University Provost Michael Bernstein and New York State Assemblyman Steve Englebright.
16 teams arrived at the Student Activities Center on Saturday, February 18th to compete. The following schools were represented:
Bellport High School
Churchville-Chili Senior High School
Division Avenue High School
Great Neck South High School
Half Hollow Hills HS East
Hunter College High School
Huntington High School
Locust Valley High School A & B
Massapequa High School
Midwood High School
Mount Sinai High School A & B
RC Murphy Junior High School
Woodlands High School
In a close finish, Mt. Sinai Team A edged out Great Neck High School South by one point in an overtime match. To force a play-off, Great Neck South beat Mt. Sinai soundly in the preceding round, but Mt. Sinai demonstrated admirable coastal resilience and bounced right back to win. Hunter College High School took third place.
Mt. Sinai High School will go on to compete in the 20th Annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl Finals Competition which will be held in Corvallis, Oregon from April 20 – 23, 2017 at Oregon State University!