Manila Jr. High Quiz Bowl finishes third in state
The Manila Junior High Quiz Bowl had a successful year winning runner-up in the district competition and third in the state for the Eastern District.
The students competed at Bald Knob on Feb. 14. Competing in the Eastern group were students from Manila, Fountain Lake, Hamburg, Pottsville, Trumann, Mena, Green Forrest, Bald Knob and Heber Springs. Other participating schools in the Western District included Riverside, Newport, Pocahontas, Trinity, Drew Central, Ashdown, Berryville and Clinton.
Members of the Quiz Bowl team are Juston Jaco, Dustin Crawford, James Richmond, Briana Fisher, Nathan Robbins, Blaine Lawrence, Lance Parks and Justin Richmond.
Practice partners for the team include Aaron Wallace, Hunter Allensworth, Matt McWhirter, Nathan Bell, Michael Shedd, Justin Richmond Nathan Robbins, and Shelby Wise.
"The practice partners play an important role and we appreciate them," Connie Adams, junior high quiz bowl sponsor, said. "I also appreciate the teachers at Manila. We practice strategy for competition, but the knowledge is given to them by our teachers in their regular classrooms."
Members of the quiz bowl work hard preparing for competition. They meet during their lunch time to practice and attend competition on Saturdays.
Mrs. Adams treated the quiz bowl students to a pizza luncheon on Monday.
The students said they got revenge at the state meet defeating Trumann who had defeated them in district.