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Knowledge Bowl teams bring home hardware!

The ninth-grade Knowledge Bowlers brought home four trophies, Feb. 28!  The two teams, Seanye 2020 and Sean Cena, were not only competing against 62 other regional teams all season, but also against each other.  One team came in fifth and the other fourth in the overall Junior High Knowledge Bowl season. According to KB Coach, Loni Niles, two trophies were awarded for their overall season performance,  and they were only separated by only ONE point!

Liles explained that yesterday's competition is separate from the season. And with 15 teams competing, the ninth-grade brouth home two more trophies for WDC!  Another fourth and fifth place!  

They celebrated at Pizza Ranch for their end-of-the-season banquet following the regional competition. Trophies are on display in the media center. Members included: Frannie Baaken, Maggie Carlson, Sean Carlson, Lucas Hinojos, Bereket Loer, Cole Pearson, Garrett Redning. Michael Schmidt, Kamea Shreves, Makaylyn Sibert, Joshua Tabery, Kennedy Gravelle and Casey Bounds.

Senior High season is now over, too.  WDC's top team Jane (Derek Plautz, Andrew McCullough, Lindy Jones, Ellie Miron, Casey Volkmann) came within two points of going on to regions.  So close!  Top 21 teams of 87 go to regions and Jane came in at 22nd place!

Coach Niles said that overall, junior high and senior high Knowledge Bowl had a very good season.

"We had a really good season.  Kids were respectful and nice and they did well!  They worked together and it was a lot of fun.  I hope the kids had as much fun as I did!  Saying good bye to a big group of wonderful seniors (especially when one is my son) is always difficult, but I've got high hopes for the Knowledge Bowl future with the kids coming up," said Niles.

Other WDC high school teams included:

  • Sharon Noble (Lucas Doyle, Mason Evans, Ryan Grendahl, Ashley Lehmkuhl, Liz Peterson)
  • SPIRIT (Danny Anderson, Tyler Jahnke, Noah Ross, Konnor Stueve, Preston Warren)
  • Sams and others (Ashley Adams, Elissa Ikola, Sophie Kreklau, Sam Malone, Abby Motschenbacher)
  • Avocados # (Kirstan Finn, Katlyn Heaton, Kate Schmidt, Abby Westrum)
  • G.A.B.I. ((McKayla Woods, Maggie Schmitz, Gabi Ross, Kayla Peters, Kirsten Peterson)

Junior High Knowledge Bowl teams compete on March 7 at Regions. Best of luck!

Knowledge Bowl coaches are Loni Niles and Todd Hale.