Quiz Bowl - 6th Grade - 2015

 1st Place
The Bear Lake Brainstormers

Front row:  Tate Aultman, Trevor Eisenlohr, Leah Nelson, Brayden Alfman
Back row:  Jake Boorsma, Hunter Bentley
Coached by Amy Falk​

2nd Place 
The Kennedy Frazz Dazzlers of 6

Maddie Schmutzler, Keelan Eskridge, Logan Wayward, Alora Sunbeck, Zach Weber, Olivia Smith (Left -Right)

6 Mustakers of Kennedy

(back) Grant Schlaff, Drew Schlaff, Dylan Johnson, 
(front) Emily Gardner, Casey LaPoint, Lily Sagala​

OCS Hosts Quiz Bowl Competition


On Tuesday, March 17 and Wednesday, March 18, Onekama Consolidated Schools hosted the Manistee County fifth and sixth grade Quiz Bowl competition.


Teams from all county schools were represented, and students had the chance to showcase their knowledge of literature, mathematics, social studies, science, and the arts over two days of competition.


“We were happy to host this academic contest,” commented Onekama Superintendent Kevin Hughes. “Giving students the opportunity to be celebrated for their academic successes in addition to their athletic successes is a high priority for all schools.”


Many people gave their time to help make the event a success – from the teachers who prepared students in the classroom, parents who asked questions over meals at home, and the students themselves who gave up time at lunch, recess, and after school to study. 


“We are especially grateful to the community volunteers who served as question readers, timers, and scorekeepers,” added Hughes.


In the fifth grade competition, first place was awarded to “The Professors” of Kennedy Elementary. In the sixth grade competition, the first place plaque was earned by “The Brainstormers” of Bear Lake School.


“I had a lot of fun at Quiz Bowl, and we got second place,” commented Onekama fifth grader Mairin McCarthy, a member of “The Thunder Thumbs.” 


“Even though we didn’t win, I am proud of how hard we worked to get to the finals. And, I’m glad I remembered how Roman numerals worked, because that was one of the questions!”