The Lund Mustang quiz bowl team (Charly Seal, Kelsea Reid, Sarah Christensen, Sam Erekson, Alondra Dowl, and JayCee Joyner) has advanced to the state competition as the number one team in the Central division.
Each fall the Division IV schools around the state compete in an academic quiz bowl competition. Twenty schools in four divisions compete on three different dates. The top 2-3 teams in each division advance to the state competition.
The Mustangs finished with 38 team points, narrowly ahead of Eureka with 37.5 points. Round Mountain was third with 23 points and Austin was fourth with 18 points. “The kids were pretty jazzed about finally beating Eureka,” said advisor Bill Harris. “Eureka has dominated this competition in our division for years. We haven’t qualified for the state meet for about 7 years” Harris said.
The state meet will be held at the Opera House in Eureka Monday November 25. The nine top teams will compete in four 30-minute rounds of questions dealing with science, literature, history, current events, math, geography, and other subjects. The top six teams will advance to the semi-finals with two more 30-minute rounds. The top three from this round will advance to the final where a state champion will be crowned.
Good luck Mustangs