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Posted Date: 11/17/2016

Wheatland Elementary

Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl Press Release

The annual Fifth grade Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl took place on Thursday, November 10, 2016.  The contest is open to students in Kansas, Nebraska, South and North Dakota.   There were twenty-three, 5th grade teams and twenty-seven, 6th grade teams for a total of fifty teams.  A school trophy and individual ribbons are awarded to teams that place first and second 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 eighteen fifth grade selected students scored 1178 points.  They placed first in the Andover district, first in the Great Plains 5th grade competition; and seventh overall in the 5th and 6th grade Great Plains Division.  District Team members include:  Preston Cyrier, Kallisti Mandanis, Jack Philips, Laasya Ravi, Brecken Kasel, Ryan Kice, Jefferson Lee, Sami Labidi, Anna McDavitt, Aurora Tan, Kaia Woolfe, Alyssa Evans, Hannah Pappademos, Giorgiana Smith, Caitlin Reilly, Sharon Sun, Jackson Peck and Ilaina Shepherd. Ms. Olsen, the Extended Learning Program Teacher, sponsors this activity.  Congratulation to the Wheatland Elementary 5th grade Quiz Bowl Team.