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Posted Date: 05/02/2018

Wheatland Elementary

American Answers Bowl Press Release

The annual Fifth grade American Answers Bowl took place on Thursday, April 26, 2018. There were one hundred and seventy-four teams from twenty-six states that took part in this year’s quiz. There were 83 fifth grade teams and 91 sixth 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 ten fifth grade selected students scored 1090 points. They placed first in the Andover District, eighteenth in the National 5th grade competition, and sixtieth in the 5th and 6th grade combined National Division. District Team members include:  Thomas A., Fiona D., Tate H., Annie N., Stella J., Caleb T., Erin L., Avyay S., Abbey J. and Ethan E. Ms. Olsen, the Extended Learning Program Teacher, sponsors this activity. Congratulations to the Wheatland Elementary 5th grade American Answers Bowl Team.