Teams from across eastern Nebraska and western Iowa competed Friday, April 19, in the first annual Grace University high school quiz bowl tournament.
The Bellevue East team of Erik Ingram, Nate Crawford, Matt Cummins, Helen Timmins, and Chayce Kenny won first place in the advanced division. Each member of the winning team received a $1,500 scholarship to Grace. Team members from Lincoln Southwest earned second place and a $1,000 scholarship. Waverly’s “B” team won third place and each member of the team received a $750 scholarship.
In the novice division, first place was earned by the Bellevue East team of Noah Madrigal, Sydney Hansen, Mary LaPorte, George Timmins, and Jameson Poth. Second place went to Lincoln Northeast, and Bellevue East’s “B” team took third. Scholarships to Grace University were also awarded in the novice division, at the same intervals as in the advanced division – $1,500 for first place team members, $1,000 for second, and $750 for third.
In all, 18 teams competed in Grace University’ first quiz bowl tournament. No one left empty handed, as all participants earned a $250 scholarship to Grace. In all, approximately $46,000 in scholarships to Grace were awarded.
Participating teams represented Bellevue East, Ralston, Omaha Christian Academy, Waverly, Lincoln Northeast, Benson, Lincoln Southwest, Norris and Seward high schools in Nebraska, and West Monona, Woodbine, Logan and Shenandoah high schools in Iowa.
Grace University, located in Omaha, Neb., is a regionally accredited, private Christian university with more than 40 diverse undergraduate, graduate and adult degree completion programs including education, business, psychology, music, nursing and Christian ministries. The university’s mission is to develop servant leaders for the home, the church and the world through excellence in biblically integrated education.