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Posted Date: 11/14/2017

Wheatland Elementary

Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl Press Release

The annual Fifth grade Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl took place on Thursday, November 9, 2017.  The contest is open to students in Kansas, Nebraska, South and North Dakota.   There were seventeen, 5th grade teams and twenty-five, 6th grade teams for a total of forty-two teams.  A school trophy and individual ribbons are awarded to teams that place first in both the 5th and 6th grade divisions. The quiz is a self-scoring, computer contest of 100 multiple-choice questions.  Areas covered include math, geography, government, sports, spelling, science, literature, English, history, general information and just plain fun trivia.  It is meant to be a team activity with all takers looking at the promethean board.  There is a student at the computer to input the team’s answers.  Two chances to answer correctly are given.  Points are awarded based on how fast the question is answered, as well as, on accuracy.  No adult assistance is allowed!  The 10 fifth grade selected students scored 1100 points.  They placed first in the Andover District, second in the Great Plains 5th grade competition; and seventh overall in the 5th and 6th grade Great Plains Division.  District Team members include:  Cooper Bystrek, Thomas Ashley, Fiona Davis, Tate Hutchinson, Annie Nguyen, Stella Jones, Caleb Tofteland, Erin Liu, Avyay Sharma, and Ethan Ellis. Ms. Olsen, the Extended Learning Program Teacher, sponsors this activity.  Congratulation to the Wheatland Elementary 5th grade Quiz Bowl Team.

Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl participants 2017