Middle school students show off their knowledge.


Sixteen Lusk Middle School students traveled to Chadron Middle School to participate in a Knowledge Bowl competition on Wednesday, March 20. The sixteen students made up two different teams to represent Lusk. One team participated in the 7th grade division. The members of the 7th grade team were Phoebe Allbright, Avree Blair, Gabe Matthews, Serenity Reynolds, David West, Madyson Courtwright, Nathan Fish, Ridge Kupke, and Will Stewart. The other team participated in the 8th grade division and its members were Sierra Eaton, Samantha Miles, Dayne Pena, Kort Bannan, Cooper Stewart, and Larkin Williams. Both teams played three different matches with each match consisting of four rounds. During the first round, the team was given the category, point value, and read the question then the team had fifteen seconds to discuss their answer and decide if they were going to play or pass. If the team decided to play, the team captain would pick one person from the team to answer the question. During the second round, the category, point value, and read the question but did not get the fifteen second conference time. The team captain would decide if the team would play or pass and pick a person from the team to answer the question if he/she decided to play. During the third round, only the category and point value were given before the captain would decide to play or pass. If the captain decided to play, the question was then read and the captain picked a member of the team to answer the question. During the final round only the category and point value were given again but if the captain decided to play, he/she had to pick a member of the team to answer the question before the question was read. The 7th grade team finished the day in 5th place in their division while the 8th grade team finished 6th. The categories ranged from Science, Current Events, Fine Arts, Geography, to Sports. The team members spent time outside of class to practice and study trivia in different categories. They are planning to attend one more competition in Gering, NE on Friday, April 26.


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