Miss Gerlach had a very busy and very interesting science week last week. The first and second grade class of Summit Academy has recently been learning about volcanoes. Their latest activity was making their own volcanoes and then getting to watch them erupt. After the art activity of actually making the volcanoes, finishing them up with a coat of paint, and waiting a day or two to let them dry completely, the excitement began. The students took their volcanoes outside and one by one they observed each others’ mountains blow! It was a very exciting activity for the week
Knowledge Bowl season kicks off
Central Idaho’s Academic League got off to a roaring start at Nezperce Monday evening as 24 teams from nine area high schools came together to answer three rounds of challenging questions.
A survey of the contestants showed six new coaches, and a return to competition after years of absence of the Kubs from Kamiah.
When a very competitive evening was over the results showed Grangeville and host Nezperce taking the first four spots. Grangeville’s top two teams finishing with 270 and 250 points for 1st and 3rd while Nezperce squeezed into 2nd and 4th spots with scores of 265 and 225. Prairie High’s team finished a close 5th while Summit Academy’s two short-handed teams finished 7th and 10th.
Venture question wagers proved to be the determining factor in the final round, as all five top finishers wagered and won the maximum 50 points, and thus pulled away from the more conservative bettors on the final question. Summit’s number one team, with only three seniors in attendance, Alyssa Frei, Jacob Uhlenkott and Cori Wemhoff, were in the thick of the fight, but fell back with a modest but unsuccessful wager of 1 point on the final. Summit’s second team, short two members, surprised the group as junior Zach Frei, sophs Kim Frei and Joseph Lustig and frosh Josh Frei also hung close to the leaders all evening, only to fall back in the pack with conservative bets on venture questions each round.
Official standings for the evening are not yet available, but an unofficial count of the top two teams from each school puts Grangeville in first, Nezperce in second and Summit in third in the league standings.
Next action for the high schoolers is at C.V. November 6, while the junior high contestants will be at Orofino November 13.