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PLHS Knowledge Bowl season ends

Although no teams from Pequot Lakes High School qualified for the Knowledge Bowl state meet this year, two teams were one meet away when they made it to regional competition.

Both of these teams consisted of all juniors: the Not the NSA team with Damon Billington, Adam Glenski, Joshua Gudahl and Karl Satterlund; and the Os Lindos Bravos with Oliver Erholtz, Jackson Goerges, Henry Liedl, Lucas Mumm and Zach Trottier.

Knowledge Bowl is a competition in which multiple schools with teams consisting of 4-6 players come together and are asked a series of questions on four subjects: science, math, English and social studies.

The competition starts with a written round, where members of each team put their heads together to correctly answer as many of the 60 multiple choice questions they can within a certain amount of time.

Next, there are four oral rounds, in which a question is read aloud and multiple teams compete to be the first to buzz in and get the question correct to add a point to their score.

The Pequot Lakes High School Knowledge Bowl members met every Friday morning and together made up six different teams. Social studies teacher Tony Maurer has served as the Knowledge Bowl coach for three years.

“The cool thing about Knowledge Bowl,” Maurer said, “is that it’s not just one person who acts as a coach to help prepare the students for the meets. In Knowledge Bowl, you have all this information that the students have acquired from multiple teachers throughout the years. All of these different teachers really have acted as a coach to these students in this competition.”

Sophomore Sidney Holt said: “I liked Knowledge Bowl because we were like a little family, and it showed me how much I actually know.”

“Knowledge Bowl gives us a chance to use information that we never thought would have any purpose,” said junior Lucas Mumm.

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