Staples, Minn.,
07:00 AM

Regional Senior High Knowledge Bowl Teams Compete on March 9

Area teams vie for a spot in the state meet

STAPLES, Minn. (3 March 2017) - Over 100 students from 11 Region 5 high schools will assemble Thursday, March 9 at Central Lakes College in Staples for the Regional Senior High Knowledge Bowl Meet.

Teams from Aitkin, Brainerd, Henning, Little Falls, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, Nevis, Pillager, Pequot Lakes, Pierz, Pine River-Backus, and Staples-Motley will take part in the interdisciplinary academic competition. The top four teams from the meet will represent Region 5 at the 2017 Minnesota Service Cooperative State Meet, April 6-7.

During a Knowledge Bowl meet, teams of five work together to quickly solve questions related to all areas of learning typical of secondary educational programs.

Meets are conducted in rounds, beginning with one written-question round and three to five oral-question rounds. No team is eliminated during a meet and every team participates in every round.

National Joint Powers Alliance® coordinates Region 5 junior and senior high Knowledge Bowl programs. Carol Jackson, NJPA administrative assistant, has been in charge of all scheduling, communication, and competition logistics for knowledge bowl since 2009. She describes meets as high-speed and high-energy.

“Knowledge Bowl is an academic competition with so much camaraderie, team spirit, and the students just really have a great time,” Jackson said. “It uses everything they've learned in school and team work is really an important part of being successful.”

The regional meet begins at 9:30 a.m. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees should plan to arrive no later than 10:15, prior to the start of the first oral-question round.

About NJPA

Sourcewell (formerly National Joint Powers Alliance) is a self-supporting government organization, partnering with education, government, and nonprofits to boost student and community success. Created in 1978 as one of Minnesota's nine service cooperatives, we offer training and shared services to our central-Minnesota members. Throughout North America, we offer a cooperative purchasing program with over 200 awarded vendors on contract. Sourcewell is driven by service and the ability to strategically reinvest in member communities.