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Two Brainerd Teams Place in the Top 10 at State Knowledge Bowl Meet

Brainerd High School’s Knowledge Bowl teams both placed in the top 10 in the AA division of the 2022 Minnesota Service Cooperative’s state Knowledge Bowl meet at Cragun’s Resort on April 7-8, 2022.

Brainerd Blue received medals for a sixth-place finish and Brainerd White earned ninth-place, only trailing four points behind their teammates. The sixth-place finish is the highest finish for any BHS team.

Pine River-Backus and Bertha-Hewitt, both of which participated in the A division, finished 20th and 24th respectively.

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 — 24 in AA division, and 24 in the A division — for the state meet. Divisions of the two tiers is based on high school population size.