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Posted Date: 05/03/2017

The annual 5th grade American Answers Bowl took place on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. There were 205 teams from 30 states that took part in this years quiz. There were 101 5th grade teams and 104 6th grade teams. 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 who acts as team leader, and 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 5th grade selected students scored 1,007 points. They placed 4th in the Andover District, 29th in the National 5th grade competition, and 81st in the 5th and 6th grade combined National Division. District Team members include: Jack, Caitlin, Sharon, Kaia, Jackson, Anna, Kallisti, Aurora, Alyssa, Ilaina, Brecken, Preston, Laasya, Ryan, Giorgi, Hannah, Jefferson, and Sami. Ms. Olsen, the Extended Learning Program teacher, sponsors this activity. Congratulations to the Wheatland Elementary 5th grade American Answers Bowl Team. Go Warriors!