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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Leavenworth advances in quiz show

  • While Leavenworth High School students are sworn to secrecy regarding how well they did in this year's Quest quiz show competition, it's known that they at least advanced to the second round.
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  • While Leavenworth High School students are sworn to secrecy regarding how well they did in this year's Quest quiz show competition, it's known that they at least advanced to the second round.
    That's because the first round match played by the Leavenworth High School team already has aired on the Topeka public television station KTWU. The Leavenworth students defeated a team from Topeka West High School by a score 330-140, according to teacher Ginger Riddle.
    Riddle and teacher Cheryl Herrelson are sponsors for the Leavenworth team. The team members are seniors Stuart McDaniel, Jordan Boyce, Annabelle Taylor and Anna Salvatorelli, junior Clarke Peterson and sophomore Jacob Boyce.
    Quest is an annual competition that features high school teams from across the state.
    Leavenworth's first round game aired Sunday and is scheduled for rebroadcast at 3:30 p.m. today on KTWU, which is channel 19 on Time Warner Cable in Leavenworth.
    "They will play Bishop Carroll High April 14," Riddle said.
    At least that's when the match will air on television. She said the Leavenworth High School students already have completed their participation in the competition. But as part of their participation, they agreed not to reveal any of the results as the games continue to air on television.
    Riddle said the five members of the Quest team are the top-scoring Scholars Bowl students at Leavenworth High School.
    The team competed in trials for the Quest program in December at Washburn University in Topeka. The event, which was called Super Saturday, featured 63 high school teams. Riddle said the Leavenworth team finished in first place among Class 5A schools in the trials and third place overall.
    The top 16 schools from Super Saturday were invited to compete in the televised competition.
    During the competition, students are asked questions in subject areas such as history, literature, math, science and fine arts. The program is taped in Topeka, Riddle said.
    Only four members of a team can compete at one time. A team is allowed to make substitutions between the rounds of a game. Each game has three rounds, according to Riddle.
    The next match to feature the Leavenworth High School team is scheduled to air at 11 a.m. April 14 on KTWU.
    While the results of the match have not been made public, it is known that Leavenworth High School scored higher than Bishop Carroll during the trials in December.
    According to Super Saturday results posted on Washburn University's website, Bishop Carroll High School, which is located in Wichita, came in second place among Class 5A schools, finishing behind Leavenworth.

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