Skills desired by Fortune 500 companies (in order of importance): (1) team work, (2) problem solving (3) interpersonal skills, (4) oral communications, and (5) listening. What academic challenge targets these skills? Knowledge Bowl!
Sr. High Knowledge Bowl started in 1979 with 8 districts. Present participation is 585 teams from 263 districts.
Knowledge Bowl is an academic competition that involves answering questions on a wide variety of topics as quickly as possible. During the contests, teams of four students compete to answer questions relating to all areas of learning typical of secondary educational programs: math, science, history, current events, language arts, music, art, etc. Intense competition often results as teams race against each other to be the first to "buzz in" and answer the question correctly.
Sr. High Knowledge Bowl is for students in grades 7-12. The Knowledge Bowl season usually starts with practice competitions at the district or multi-district level. Sub-Regional and Regional competitions are held in both regions (6 & 8) served by the SW/WC Service Cooperatives. The top three finishers at each regional event advance to the state competition.
For the state meet, participating teams are divided into two tiers, based on the school size of all teams at the state meet.
Senior High Knowledge Bowl Tournament Schedule 11 - 12
N. B. Bus times are tentative. Check with the coach the week before the meet for actual time.
Saturday, December 3, NLS LV 7: 00 a.m. RT 3:30 p.m. (New London)
Saturday, December 10, LQPV LV 7:45 a.m. RT 2:30 p.m. (MN Hwy 40 & County 25)
Saturday, January 14, Dawson/Boyd LV 7:20 a.m. RT 3:10 p.m. (Dawson)
Saturday, January 21, Hutchinson LV 6:25 a.m. RT 4:30 p.m. (Hutchinson)
Saturday, February 18, GSL LV 6:00 a.m. RT 4:45 p.m. (Glencoe)
Wednesday, February 22, (Tentative date ) Concordia Invitational - Moorhead LV 6:15 a.m. RT 5:00 p.m. (max. 9 team members- SHS only)
Friday, March 2 Sub-regional MN West in Granite Falls; LV 7:40 a.m. RT 3:05 p.m. (Snow Day – Fri., March 9 at MNWEST - Granite Falls) .
Tuesday, March 12 Regional Competition ACGC Public School (Atwater) for those teams that advance from Sub-Region. LV 7:30 a.m. RT 2:30 p.m. (Snow Date - March 9, ACGC)
April 12 & 13 2012 State Competition , Cragun’s, Brainerd (3 teams advance from Region 6)