MOUNT VERNON — Career-based intervention students from around the region put their academic skills to the test March 20 in the 2012 Region I Knowledge Bowl competition.
Knowledge Bowl has 20 categories, including history, language and current events, with around 95 questions each. Three questions from each category are randomly chosen by a computer program and integrated into a competition contest. The contest is divided into four quarters of 15 questions each. Core categories such as math and science are aligned with the Ohio Graduation Tests.
Results of the 2012 Region I Knowledge Bowl competition, Senior Division:
•First Place — Clear Fork High School-A, Dan Gorbett, coordinator. Team members: Mikayla Bellamy, Austin Brown, Matt Carpenter, Peggy Fields, Tiffanie Foote, Makenzie Hamilton, Joe Marfia, Aubrey McClelland, Mikayla Sanchez, Kierstyn Seaton, John Siedentopf, Zach Snow and Dillon Spreng.
•Second Place — Knox County Career Center-A, Ed Lambert, coordinator. Team members: Ataley Higgins, Alanna Higgins, Mackayla Cox, Jimmy McClary, Cody McCombs, Jade Gertel, Tyler Holmes, Amanda Hulse, Alisha Kessler, Thomas Lepley, Jodi Grubaugh, Tarrah Geiger and Liz Hankins.
•Third Place — Mount Vernon High School, Gary Keller, coordinator. Team members: Samantha Davis, Anthony Whitt, Maggie Shaw, Nikki Martin and Dylan Jackson.
“I think our team performed well,” said Keller. “We have a small team. You are allowed up to 10 on a team but we had five. I’m pretty happy with this group. They worked really hard.”
Results of the 2012 Region I Knowledge Bowl competition, Junior Division:
•First Place — Clear Fork High School-B, Jolene Young, coordinator. Team members: Jacquelyn Adkins, Monica Adkins, Allyson Bellomy, James Benear, Joey Brady, Zach Branham, Bailey Brooks, Michael Crider, Allison Frederick, Trent Gurik, Allen Roberts, Jessica Turner and Morgan Young.
•Second Place — Centerburg High School-A, Ed Lambert, coordinator. Team members: Cheyann Wood, Kayla Painter, Holly Strunk, Kelsea Browning, Sayza Thieret, Grant Scott, Dalton Webb, Eddie Schrieber, Kristi Welch, Raina Goding, Cory Burke, Kacey Kline and Jamison Little.
•Third Place — Centerburg High School-B, Ed Lambert, coordinator. Team members: Jacob Palmer, Justin Sartin, Austin Senter, Savanna Stayton, Taylor Scott, Maria Ely, Nathan Levings, Jacob Whitt, Tylor Ross, Mason Ballard and Kirsten Needles.
The top two places in each division automatically advance to the state competition to be held in Mount Vernon on April 20 at the First Church of the Nazarene.
Other teams which competed in the March 20 regional match included: Clear Fork Middle School — Coordinator, Jolene Young. Students — Jackson Baker, Jorden Beaver, Alexa Beer, Courtney Black, Tyler Frazee, Takota Holmes, Nathan Jeffers, Micheala Meeks, Kayla Newsome, Zaynon Papst, Tim Romoser, Bryce Shortridge, Wayne Stiffler and Felicia Stroupe.
Knox County Career Center-B — Coordinator, Bob Geiger. Students — Hannah Mickley, Tina Fletcher, Tyler Halderman, Tyler Lazear, River Morrison, Ryan Pipes, Justin Frasure, Terri Booth, Katelin Mitchell, Elizabeth Dunham and Kaitlin Yoder.
Knox County Career Center-C — Coordinator, Bill Kempton. Students — Chancellor Davis, Aaron Dickerson, Brandace Eutin, Jessica Harrison, Makayla Kline, Ryan Palmer, Dallas Powelson and Elizabeth Roberts
Mount Vernon High School-B — Coordinator, Frank McCoy. Students — Brandon Alberts, Matt Bricking, Justin Brumfield, Treton Flack, Sabrina Lockhart, Samatha Lockhart, Amber Matheny, Samantha Matrunick, Dylan Moran, Chelsea Schlaegel, Seana Neville, Kayla Pealer, Chris Starmer and Gentry Sunkle.
Mount Vernon High School-C — Coordinator, Frank McCoy. Students — Dylan Arms, Brittany Boyd, Steve Hatten, Dalton Mickey, Katie Posey, Justin Robbins, Taylor Thomas and Dakota Walker.
East Knox High School — Coordinator, Liz Clark. Students — Ashley Dean, Trenton Chrisman, Bethany Blanchard, Jeremy Dunn, Emily Patrick, Courtney St Clair, James Stimpert and Drew Wheeler.