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Southview Knowledge Bowl Team Finishes Third at State

 Southview Knowledge Bowl Team
Congratulations to the Southview Middle School ninth grade knowledge bowl team for finishing third at the Iowa State Knowledge Bowl competition at Des Moines Area Community College in West Des Moines on October 30.
Pictured left to right: Alexis Higar, Jake Wendell, Colton Pilch, Kieran McCormick, Cam Bush, Megan Dao.
 
ANKENY, Iowa (November 4, 2015) - Congratulations to the Southview Middle School ninth grade knowledge bowl team for finishing third at the Iowa State Knowledge Bowl.  The competition was held at Des Moines Area Community College in West Des Moines on October 30.

The team coached by Nathan Coombes consists of Megan Dao, Cam Bush, Alexis Higar, Kieran McCormick, Jake Wendell, and Colton Pilch. The students were asked a set of random questions from subjects regarding history, science, geography, language arts, literature, current events, math and health.  The competition is composed of eight rounds, the first round includes a 40 question multiple choice test. The next six rounds are head-to-head competitions, the final championship round is composed of the three teams with the highest scores during the competition.
 
"I am very proud of the heart and dedication that these students showed during this competition," said Coombes.  "Most of the students we were going up against have graduating seniors who have been accepted to division-one schools. We had to learn information on classes that these students will not take until their junior and senior years."
 
The first place team was Madrid, followed by Pella Christian, and Southview.  A total of 14 out of 40 teams qualified for the Iowa State Knowledge Bowl.



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