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Fall Quiz Bowl
Mary Bleth-Harris
Monday, November 23, 2020

Our Exira-EHK Middle School recently competed in the Fall American Quiz Bowl.The online tests are self-scoring, computer contests of 100 multiple-choice questions. Areas covered include math, geography, government, sports, spelling, science, literature, English, history, general information and just plain fun trivia. It is meant to be a team activity with all takers around one computer. Two chances to answer correctly are given. Points are awarded based on how fast they answer as well as on accuracy. Therefore, teams who do well usually are teams who can come up with a consensus answer quickly. An adult is needed to monitor but no adult help can be given. The 6th grade Advanced Proficiency /TAG team and 7th grade Advanced Proficiency /TAG team contests differ in question difficulty. This year’s Advanced Proficiency /TAG students in grades 6th were Elisia Chandler, Josiah King, Cooper Paulsen, Jersey Ratigan, Fred Harris, Slade Sandbothe, Elaina Nelson, Lily Bricker, and Michelle Wilson. The 7th graders were Brylie Andersen, Sophie Kitelinger, Owen Juhl, Mara Christensen, Josten Kilworth, Austin Rasmussen, Jakob La Canne, and Graic Hill-Borger. Our 6th graders scored 890 points and got 81% correct. Our 7th graders scored 896 points and got 80% correct “Our MS Advanced Proficiency/TAG students did extremely well in the tough academic competition which usually consists of larger schools! I truly enjoy their strategies they take in the Fall American Quiz Bowl! Good job!" expressed Lisa Dreier, MS TAG Instructor.