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Cedarcrest Knowledge Bowl team takes second in state competition

Knowledge Bowl regional champs from left are students Alex Rataezyk, Leif Henrikson, Matthew Bergvinson, and Riley Wilke, and advisor Don Armstrong. - Courtesy photo
Knowledge Bowl regional champs from left are students Alex Rataezyk, Leif Henrikson, Matthew Bergvinson, and Riley Wilke, and advisor Don Armstrong.
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In their 19th year as a club, Cedarcrest High School's Knowledge Bowl Club is celebrating its five-year reign as Puget Sound regional champions, and most recently, placing second at state competition.

Students Matthew Bergvinson, Leif Henrikson, Alex Rataezyk and Riley Wilke, under the direction of advisor Dan Armstrong, meet weekly during the school year from October through March. They test their "school-based knowledge" in science, theatre geography, history, language arts and math.

Asked about their experience participating in the Knowledge Bowl Club, Henrikson and Rataezyk said, "the most enjoyable aspect is having the ability to share and enhance our knowledge as a group... and the incredibly entertaining inside jokes we develop through our many question and answer sessions."

Senior Matthew Bergvinson added," Knowledge Bowl has been a great source of friendship, competition and hilarity over the past three years...thanks to Mr. Armstrong's guidance and a high level of commitment from the students who have gone before us.  It is immensely satisfying to see that dedication pay off with a podium finish this year."

Armstrong said, "While the team this year was small in quantity it was very high in quality. Our Cedarcrest Knowledge Bowl students have really made a name and reputation for themselves in the Knowledge Bowl communities statewide."

 

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