Posted Date: 04/30/2019
American Answers Bowl Press Release
The annual Fifth grade American Answers Bowl took place on April 19, 2019. There were 203 teams from 26 states that took part in this year’s quiz. 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 1267 points. They placed 1st in the Andover District, 1st in the National 5th grade competition; and 6th in the 5th and 6th grade combined National Division. District Team members include: Ellie J., Chloe G., Ethan M., Isabella K., Andrew W., Walker M., Makenzie K., George M., Jackson P., and Barrett H. Ms. Olsen, the Extended Learning Program Teacher, sponsors this activity. Congratulation to the Wheatland Elementary 5th grade American Answers Bowl Team.