NHS students do well in Knowledge Bowl

Naselle's Freshman Force team placed third out of 52 teams at the Dec. 17 Knowledge Bowl meet at Grays Harbor College. Left to right: Keegan Maguire, Geoff Dunn, Evan Hendrickson, Aoy Marion, Colby Engelson. Not pictured: Doug Wise. MARLYN STRANGE photo

ABERDEEN - On Tuesday, Dec. 17, three teams from Naselle High School participated in a Knowledge Bowl competition at Grays Harbor College.

In all, 52 teams from South Bend, Naselle, Willapa Valley, Lake Quinault, Wishkah Valley, North River, North Beach, Ocosta, Raymond, Montesano, Elma, Hoquiam, and Ilwaco participated in this Knowledge Bowl meet. There were 20 teams from "B" schools, 14 teams from "A" schools, and 19 teams from "AA" schools entered in this competition.

The teams from Naselle were Freshman Force, Naselle Comets, and Team Mullett. Freshman Force consisted of Colby Engelson, Aoy Marion, Keegan McGuire, Evan Hendrickson, and Geoff Dunn. Freshman Force placed third overall out of 52 teams.

At the end of the written round and the first four oral rounds, the top three teams advance to a final round. Freshman Force placed second after the first five rounds which qualified them for the final round. During the final round, the Naselle team competed against a team from South Bend and a team from Montesano. The team from South Bend placed first, the team from Montesano placed second, and Freshman Force finished in third place.

The Naselle Comets consisted of Dan White, Tak Sato, Carl Fredrickson, and Richard Smith. The Comets placed 11th overall and fourth out of all "B" teams.

Team Mullett consisted of Matt Queral, Sheriann Wirkkala, Zack Badger, Zack Ruch, and Maros Borak. Team Mullett placed 17th overall and 6th place out of all "B" teams. Naselle had three of the top six "B" teams overall.

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