Knowledge Bowl is an academic competition for high school students in Washington State. Regional competitions are held between November and early March. The state tournament is the fourth Saturday in March.
The competition involves teams of four students trying to answer questions in a written round and several oral rounds. The written round is a multiple-choice exam taken by each team as a whole.
Results of this round are used for seeding teams in the oral rounds. In the oral rounds, there are three teams per room. A reader presents the questions, and a team member may buzz in as soon as he or she chooses. If they miss a question, nothing is deducted, but the other teams then may try to answer the question based on who buzzed in first. The winner is the team with the greatest number of points at the end of the meet.
The Liberty Bell Knowledge Bowl team has a rich history and has placed at state many times. No experience is necessary to join. For more information on the 2011-2012 team, including tournament and practice dates, contact Leverett Hubbard at 997-4011 or email@example.com