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Knowledge Bowl Team Just Shy of Advancing to State

Just 10 points made the difference between Big Lake High School’s knowledge bowl team advancing to the state competition or ending their season.


“It didn’t end in our favor,” said Knowledge Bowl Advisor Angela McCormack. “But, we had a lot of fun and had a great year overall.”


HS Knowledge Bowl Team

In total, the team competed in nine invitationals, a Mississippi 8 Conference meet, and at sub-regionals and regionals for end-of-the-season tournament play. They took home a spot in the top five teams in seven of the 12 total competitions.



“I’m so proud of this team,” McCormack said. “In just three short years they have improved so much.”


The team also hosted an invitational meet this season that turned out to be the largest competition in knowledge bowl history with 97 teams competing. On average, 60-70 teams compete at each invitational.


This is Big Lake Schools’ fourth season of having the knowledge bowl program after it was inactive for about five years. It is the last season for seniors, Amanda Dickinson, John Wallace, Morgan Turk and Olivia Crocker, who will be graduating this year.


“Their knowledge and team leadership will be greatly missed,” McCormack said.


Knowledge bowl is a series of competitions where teams of students complete in written and verbal rounds by answering questions related to different academic learning areas.


The state competition will be held on April 10-11 in Brainerd.