BATTLE CREEK – Over the next month and a half, the top four KTCH Quiz Bowl teams will be recognized during awards presentations at each school.
Runner-up Battle Creek was first earlier this week as the team received second place awards, medals and trophies. Their $125 cash prize will be assisting the Battle Creek Teammates chapter to be used toward scholarships that are awarded to graduating seniors in their Teammates program.
Future plans of the senior quiz bowl team members are Joslyn Hrabanek who will be attending UNO to study biology before planning to attend UNMC to study pathology/immunology; Landon Olson will be attending the University of South Dakota majoring in Business Finance while competing in long jump and high jump for the USD track team; Madeline Oltmanns will be attending the University of South Dakota and pursuing a nursing degree as Ethan Miller will be attending South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and pursuing an engineering degree.
Battle Creek opened the first round in late January with a 3-1 victory over Niobrara; defeated Crofton, 2-1 in early February; defeated Pender, 3-2 in late February; defeated David City, 6-5 a few days later before defeating Scribner-Snyder, 6-5 in the semifinal round in early March.
Battle Creek suffered an 8-6 loss to Hartington-Newcastle in the finals while Summerland defeated Scribner-Snyder, 9-8 in the consolation round.
Other upcoming award presentations will be for Summerland on April 27; Hartington-Newcastle on May 3 and Scribner-Snyder on May 13.