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Four Local High School Teams Compete at State Knowledge Bowl Meet

Four local high school teams competed at the state level of the 2023 Minnesota Service Cooperative’s state Knowledge Bowl meet at Cragun’s Resort on April 13-14, 2023.

The team from Upsala High School placed 15th in the A division. Pequot Lakes placed 14th in Class AA. And Brainerd Blue took 15th place with Brainerd White taking 18th in Class AAA.

Knowledge Bowl engages nearly 1,000 teams across the state of Minnesota in academic competitions designed for students in 7-12 grade. During the contest, teams of students compete in written and oral rounds by answering questions related to all areas of learning.

Questions test students’ recall, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills related to the following curriculum areas: National and World Affairs, Government, American History, Health and Psychology, Art and Music Literature, Biology, Math, Current Events, Minnesota History, Earth Science, Physical Science, Economics and Law, World History, English, World Languages and Geography.

The Minnesota Service Cooperatives organization has facilitated this senior high state competition since 1979. Teams are selected from within the Minnesota Service Cooperative’s 11 regions, bringing together the top 48 teams — 18 in the AAA division, 15 in AA division, and 15 in the A division — for the state meet. Divisions of the two tiers is based on high school population size.