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Academic Challege

2017 Academic Challenge Meets

Lakota Academic Challenge Teams Place 1st and 2nd at 32nd Annual Area Knowledge Bowl

Last Thursday evening, April 6, 2017, ten Lakota students traveled to Cando for the 32nd Annual Junior High and High School Area Knowledge Bowl.  Twelve schools participated from around the region.  Teams consist of five members and an alternate with only five team members at the table.  A Smart Response system is used to answer the questions.  The response system is like texting and students enter their answers in 60 seconds.  For Math questions student are given 90 seconds.  Each question answered correctly is worth one point.  The top five teams in each division advance to the lightning round.  If there is a tie to advance to the lightning round there will be a sudden death question to determine the team that advances.  Lightning round questions are worth two points and a team that buzzes in will have 5 seconds to answer the question.  Two points are subtracted for incorrect answers.  The Lakota Junior High Team brought home a first-place plaque and the Lakota Senior High Team brought home a second-place plaque. 

Senior High Members - Logan Schuh, Jayce Moor, Faye Brosy Nelson, Nathan Steffan and Britney Freund

Junior High Members - Jack Steffan, Issac Anthony, Roman Steffan, Brant Fisk

Amie Kjorsvik, Ann Estvold and Faye Brosy Nelson Advisor.

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There will be a high school academic challenge meet on Thursday, March 30th at 6:00 in Northwood.

 

Northwood will be hosting the NDASSP Regional Acalympic Competition for grades 9-12 on Thursday, March 30th, 2017.  Food will be provided for team members and advisors beginning at 5:30 p.m.  The competition will begin between 6:00-6:15 pm. 

 

The contest will consist of two rounds.  Each team will contain 6 members, with only 5 members competing at a time in the first round.  In the lightning round, all six team members will be allowed to compete.  Substitutions will be allowed in between each category in the first round.  Teams will be divided by their school enrollment into large and small school divisions.  Only one team from each division will continue to the state competition.

 

The first round will be written questions in the areas of English, Science, Math, Social Studies, Electives, and Current Events.  All categories consist of five questions.  Teams will have 30 seconds to answer each question (60 seconds will be allowed for math questions).  Your team does NOT have to provide a projector or screen.  Teams will be using Chromebooks to answer questions.    

 

The second round will be a lightning round.  The top three teams from each large and small school division will go head-to-head in this round. 

 

Each team will pay an entry fee of $30 to cover the cost of food and awards.  Please let us know by March 21st if your school is able to participate.  In addition, please send a list of students that will be participating as soon as possible.  Onlookers are encouraged to attend to cheer on their teams!

 

There will be a Junior and Senior High  Knowledge Bowl at Cando High School on April 6, 2017.

 

We are once again planning on hosting an area Knowledge Bowl.  It will take place on April 6th with both a JH division (6:30 PM) and a HS division (7:45 PM).  Please find attached information regarding some deadlines and types of questions.  This Knowledge Bowl does not qualify your team for advancing competitions. 

 

2016 Fall Meets

Northwood will be hosting an Academic Challenge for grades 9-12 on Tuesday, November 15th, 2016.  Food will be provided for team members and advisors beginning at 5:30 p.m.  Each team will consist of 5 to 7 members, with only 5 competing at a time.  The contest will consist of two rounds.  Substitutions will be allowed in between rounds. 

 

The first round will be written questions in the areas of English, Science, Math, Social Studies, Electives and Current Events/Miscellaneous.  All categories consist of five questions.