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Top Ranking Area Junior High Knowledge Bowl teams announced


Fri, Feb 1st, 2013
Posted in All Education

Fifty-three teams from 18 area districts participated in 2012-13 Junior High Knowledge Bowl. Teams competed in Round Robin competitions in October, November and December. Each team then competed in the Sub-Regional competitions in January and the top twelve teams from each tier advanced to Regional. The competitions consist of 1 written round (60 questions) and 4 oral rounds (45 questions/round).

The Junior High Knowledge Bowl Sub-Regional Competitions were held on January 8-9 at Rochester Community and Technical College. The Tier AA teams were from: Chatfield, Dover-Eyota, Kasson-Mantorville, Kenyon-Wanamingo, Pine Island, Plainview-Elgin-Millville, and Red Wing. The Tier A teams were from: Caledonia, Fillmore Central, Glenville-Emmons, Grand Meadow, Houston, Kingsland, Lanesboro, Mabel-Canton, Rushford-Peterson, Southland, and Spring Grove.

The Junior High Knowledge Bowl Regional competitions were held on January 22 and 23 at Southeast Service Cooperative, located in Rochester.

Teams placing at Regional

Tier A

1st place ...........Rushford-Peterson 1

2nd place ..........Spring Grove 1

3rd place .......... Kingsland 1

4th place .......... Houston 1

Tier AA

1st place ........... Dover-Eyota 3

2nd place .......... Kenyon-Wanamingo Black

3rd place .......... Pine Island 1

4th place .......... Dover-Eyota 1

The Minnesota Service Cooperative Knowledge Bowl competitions are interdisciplinary academic contests for students. Junior High Knowledge Bowl is for students in grades 6-9. During the contest, teams of students compete in written and oral rounds by answering questions related to all areas of learning, typical of secondary educational programs. Questions test students’ recall, problem solving, and critical thinking skills. This competition provides a format for student growth centered around academics. Teams consist of six students (six competing in the written round and five competing in each oral round).

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