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WSA Knowledge Bowl Team Wins Summit Award ... and WS1 Comes in 1st Place Again

January 15, 2019
By Susan Trower

Smarty Awards for highest-scoring team, given to WS1 for Written Round #1 and Oral Round #4West Sound Academy's Knowledge Bowl team competed in the second regional competition of the season at Fort Worden on January 10, 2019.  Thirteen schools from the Olympic and Kitsap Peninsulas and 33 squads were at the day-long event.  WSA came away with the Summit Award for 1B,  with the highest combined two-squad score in that division. WSA's top squad, WS1 (aka "Manifest Westiny") had an outstanding day, earning a total of 113 points: a repeat of their first place finish at the practice competition on November 30 at North Mason High School. WS1 also earned two of the five "Smarty Awards" (certificate plus candy - Smarties®, of course!) given to the highest-scoring squad in each of the five rounds with their 40 points in the Written Round 1 and 21 in Oral Round 4.

WS1 was not the only West Sound team at the competition: West Sound brought 17 students in four squads. WS2 came in 6th overall. WS1, WS2 and WS4 were the three highest scoring teams in Division 1B. WS3, our 9th grade squad, scored 5th in 1B. Practices for the WSA team continue in preparation for the next regional competition on February 7 at Fort Worden. Squads will compete to qualify for the State Tournament, to be held at West Valley High School in Yakima on March 23.


Congratulations to our entire team!


          WS1: Max Morningstar (Captain), Emily Bradford, Max Metters, Aidan Phelan

          WS2: Emma Longworth-Slone (Captain), Nic Cachules, Ben Mauk, Ellie Metters

          WS3: Olivia Morningstar (Captain), Ellie Osburn, Noah Clark, Sam Hopper

          WS4: Bobby Earhart (Captain), Alice Cowie, Rowan Frederickson, Corwin Taylor,
                    Blaire Forbes


WSA 2018-2019 Knowledge Bowl team - Tina Cachules photo