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Knowledge Bowl team advances

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The Cardinal Knowledge Bowl team from Jefferson High School (JHS) in Alexandria traveled to Fergus Falls on March 13 to compete in the first round of section competition.

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The top six teams advanced to the next section tournament. Moorhead's top team finished first with a team total of 114. The Cardinal team, with Will Reed, Carly Snell, Carl Branch and Eric Branch, finished second with a point total of 101.

Riding a big score in the final oral round to finish third was another Alexandria team consisting of Dalton Struck, Matt Bittmann, Katie Gieske and Matt Roers.

Detroit Lakes and Moorhead captured the final three qualifying spots. The other two Alexandria teams finished seventh and 10th to finish their seasons.

At the next section tournament, the top two teams will advance to the state tournament in April.

Knowledge Bowl is a general knowledge competition. It is similar to the game show Jeopardy except that participants compete in teams of three to five instead of individually.

Competition consists of one written round that places teams for four consecutive oral rounds of competition. The teams that win the most correctly answered points, win.

JHS advisors are Tom Smith and Julie Duncan.

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