Archive for Thursday, November 30, 2006

LHS Scholar Bowl ready for ‘Quest’

November 30, 2006

Five Lansing High School students will travel this weekend to Topeka to participate in the second annual Quest Academic Competition at Washburn University.

Scholar Bowl members representing LHS on Saturday, Dec. 2, will be junior Eric Hansen, and seniors Olive Filbert, Natalie Hall, Michael Nielsen and Lauren Summers.

They will be accompanied by team sponsor Ginny Scott.

Dena Anson, Quest coordinator, said up to 100 Kansas schools would compete in the trivia contest, known as Super Saturday.

Teams will be tested on history, music, government, art, literature and physical science.

The top 16 teams will advance to the televised competition, which runs from February to May on Washburn University's public television station, KTWU, Channel 11.

Anson said the Lansing team would compete at 11 a.m. An awards ceremony will take place at 3 p.m., with the top three finishers from 1A through 6A classifications receiving a trophy.

"There's a lot of room for recognition, even if they don't make the top 16," she said of the event, which was formerly known as "HighQ" and aired on WIBW, Channel 13.

The competition was revamped two years ago with a new name and TV home, Anson said.

Through the years, she said, it's evolved into more than an academic competition.

"It's kind of a social event too," Anson said.

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