Knowledge Bowl a success in first year at New Prague Middle School

Six students represented New Prague at the South Central Junior High Region Knowledge Bowl tournament in Mankato Friday, Jan. 7.

The team of Charles Aldrich, Zoely Farmer, Ryan Fredrickson, Brandon Reese, Madeliene Smith and Kevin Trettel earned a spot in Regions due to their scores on a written test. Dangerous roads on December 20 prevented the three middle school teams from traveling to the subregion event. The event organizers faxed a copy of the written test and allowed New Prague to be considered solely on those scores.

On the written test, Team Olive had 44, Team Chrome had 39, and Team Crimson had 32. Out of the 60 teams at subregions, New Prague ranked fifth, 16 and 37, respectively. However, the written test is only one portion of Knowledge Bowl competition, and only New Prague’s top-scoring team was allowed to compete at Regions.

At regions, Team Olive again scored a 44 (out of a possible 60 multiple choice questions) within the 50 minutes allotted. Among all 27 teams at regions, the top written score was 51 and the lowest was 34. After four rounds of oral competition, New Prague’s sole entry was in 22 place with 78 points. The winning team, LeSueur-Henderson Jade, had 128 points. The other trophy winners were Fairmont Tomato (101 points), Central Maroon (100), Truman Tangerine (99) and St. James Cobalt (98).

New Prague students have performed very well in their inaugural season, bringing home two trophies and getting one team to regions. The students have learned a lot and have credited many different sources for their incredible stores of information. After getting questions correct in practice, students have praised classroom teachers for helping them learn new information and skills. They have also learned from cartoons, sermons at church and educational television. Coach Jeanne LaMoore says, I can hardly wait for next year. These kids are amazing.

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