Led by LBHS Knowledge Bowl Coach, Leverett Hubbard, the LBHS Knowledge Bowl team continued its winning ways by taking first place in the 2B regional competition.
They will be competing in the State Tournament on March 23rd in Yakima. Noteworthy, LBHS tied 4A school Moses Lake with 116 points for first place, outpacing 16 other schools across the 2B, 1A, 2A, 3A, and 4A classifications.
What is Knowledge Bowl?
Washington State Knowledge Bowl is an academic competition for high school students in Washington State. Imported from Colorado, Olympic ESD 114 coordinated the state’s first Knowledge Bowl competition during the 1980-1981 school year in which forty-two teams from the region’s fifteen high schools competed.Within a few years, all ESDs in the state were coordinating regional competitions and the first state tournament was held in 1984.
Each of the nine ESDs (Educational Service Districts) in Washington State hold regional Knowledge Bowl competitions. Regional competitions are held between November and early March. Each ESD decides the format that will be used in their respective regions and how many regional competitions will be held.
The regional competitions that determine which teams will advance to the state-level tournament typically take place in February or early March. The number of teams each ESD region is allotted for the state tournament varies each year with the number of schools that compete at each division (based on Washington Interscholastic Activities Association classification) in each ESD region. The top 18 teams in Divisions 4A, 2A, 1A, and 2B, and the top 12 teams in Divisions 3A and 1B, advance to the state tournament
Congratulations coach, Leverett Hubbard and the LBHS team – Per Dillingham, Tova Portman-Bown, Lazo Gitchos, Emerson Worrell, and Nicholas Fitzmaurice. Good luck at State!