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WSA's Knowledge Bowl Team Takes 5th in State to Finish the Season

March 20, 2016
By Susan Trower
WA State Knowledge Bowl Tournament XXXIV - March 19, 2016West Sound Academy's varsity squad took 5th place in Division 1B at the Washington State Knowledge Bowl Tournament XXXIV at Arlington High School on March 19.  WSA's team joined over 600 students from 102 teams from public, parochial and private schools from all over the state who came to Arlington for a day of academic competition.  Judges posed questions on topics ranging from geography to geology, literature to law, biography to biology.  Anything that can be considered as part of a high school curriculum is fair game in Knowledge Bowl.
The WSA team members's brains got a real workout: 50 multiple-choice questions in the beginning written round, 350 short-answer questions in six oral rounds, and a naill-biting 10-question tie-breaker with Almira-Coulee-Hartline that decided the 4th- and 5th-place finishers.
WSA KB team, 5th in State at the 2016 TournamentCongratulations goes to the entire squad for a hard-fought competition:  
  • Peter Silvernale, '16, Captain
  • Karsten Hald, '17
  • Ben Silvernale, '17
  • Eleanor Uyyek, '17
  • Alex Welch, '17
  • Delaney Agodon, '18

Division 1B, 5th in Stateand to WSA staff members and Knowledge Bowl coaches Susan Trower, Catherine Freeman, and Lionel Pummell.  Thanks also goes to WSA parents and KB Boosters Jeff and Kim Uyyek and Rose and Kelli Agodon for their help with transportation and care and feeding of brain-weary teenagers!  Jonah Uyyek, WSA '15, home on break from UC Santa Cruz was also in Arlington to lend his support to the team.

The season is over for now, but West Sound Academy Knowledge Bowl practices will start up again in September, preparing the team for 2016-2017:  WSA's 9th season of competition.