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Students win awards at FIRE Bowl

posted: Sat, Jun 9th, 2018

The FIRE Bowl Club: standing, Divya Arora, Prisha Ghosh, Carissa Suralik, and Gianna Ferrara; kneeling, Olivia Walker and Lucas Amorim.

A team of MOMS students finished in 3rd place in the Fire Information Rescue Education Bowl, a contest that tests knowledge of fire safety and prevention, fire science, firefighting techniques, and the history of firefighting. Divya Arora also took home a 3rd place award in the individual category.

In preparation, the seventh-graders spent several months studying from a variety of sources, including the exact same handbook that New Jersey firefighters use in their training. The students met twice a week afterschool with Rachel Eby, the MOMS science teacher advising the club, to review the material and hone their knowledge.

Gianna Ferrara, Prisha Ghosh, and Olivia Walker worked together to complete the 80-question written test which was administered for the students here at MOMS. Divya completed her test individually. (Club members Carissa Suralik and Lucas Amorim were the alternates.)

The students will pick up their awards at a ceremony at Kean University after they watch the top two teams duke it out in a college bowl-style championship match.

This is the first year in which MOMS participated in the event. Ms. Eby, the daughter of a retired Newark firefighter who spent 42 years on the job, coordinated the F.I.R.E. Bowl club for two years at Belleville Middle School. 

The New Jersey Division of Fire Safety has sponsored the F.I.R.E. Bowl every year since 2005.

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