On Saturday, March 17th, the defending state champion Liberty Bell Knowledge Bowl team found itself in nail-biter, competing against St. George of Spokane and Federal Way for the top spot. On a day that began with 18 teams, Liberty Bell finished 2nd Runner-up to Federal Way.
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 typically held on 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.
Congratulations to Coach Hubbard and our outstanding Knowledge Bowl team on another exceptional season!
Interested in participating on next year’s Knowledge Bowl team? Contact Leverett Hubbard at (509) 997-4011.