ABERDEEN - Five teams from Naselle competed in an ESD 113 knowledge bowl meet held at Grays Harbor College on Monday, Jan. 4. Forty-two teams from Hoquiam, Elma, Montesano, North Beach, Lake Quinault, Wishkah, Ocosta, Willapa Valley, South Bend and Naselle competed in the meet.
The Naselle team "Vulcan" which was comprised of Cody Cooley, Calen Thompson, Alana Darcher, Nathan Reitz, Emily Green and Samantha Bauer placed sixth overall and third among "B" teams. At the end of regular competition, Vulcan was tied with an Ocosta team for fifth place and lost by a single point in a 15-question tiebreaker.
The Naselle team "ICRF" placed 19th overall and ninth among "B" teams. This team was comprised of Kyle Mullins, Silas Goforth, Keely McGuire, Rochelle Benford and Tara Joyce.
The Naselle "Riders of Rohan" which consisted of Trevin Leeland, Seth Scrabeck, Levi Wasmundt, Chandler Chapman, placed 22nd overall, 12th among "B" teams, and only three points behind "ICRF."
The Naselle "Council of Cool Kids" which included Nathan Carlson, Alex Bighill, Cassie Van Dusen, and Kai Leach, placed 30th overall and 17th among "B" teams. The Naselle team "Name" was comprised of team captain JP Cooley, Mary Wirkkala, and Allison Todd. "Name" placed 36th overall and 22nd among B-teams.
The Naselle team "Vulcan" will participate in a Southwest Washington regional meet to be held at the ESD 113 office in Olympia on Feb. 5 with a chance to qualify for state competition in Spokane in March. This was the final regular season knowledge bowl meet.