1,100 Students Take Part In The 30th Northeast Scholastic Contest And Quiz Bowl


Lucas Bradfield, Beemer, identifies parts of the frame of a house under construction by building construction students at Northeast Community College as part of a basic construction test. Bradfield was one of approximately 1,100 students from 50 area schools taking part in the College’s 30th Annual Scholastic Contest and Quiz Bowl this week on the Northeast campus in Norfolk. (Courtesy Photo)

NORFOLK – Wisner-Pilger High School won the Class C High School Scholastic Contest this week hosted by Northeast Community College in Norfolk. Pierce and Wayne High Schools tied for second place. In the Class D contest, Lindsay Holy Family High School claimed first-place honors. Verdigre High School was second followed by Burwell Jr.-Sr. High School in third.

The event also included a Quiz Bowl with 39 teams from both classes participating. The Quiz Bowl was won by Wisner-Pilger with Pender High School taking runner-up honors.

During the Scholastic Contest, students were tested on subjects such as accounting I and II, administrative assistant, agri-science, algebra I and II, American government and history, applied mathematics, art history, auto body and frame dimensions diagnosis (written and lab), automotive technology (written and lab), basic construction (written and lab), biology, business English, business law, calculus, chemistry, computer literacy, drafting, and English composition.

Other tests included foods and nutrition, general science, geography, geometry, library usage, literature, medical terminology, music, parenting/child development, personal finance, physics, health, wellness, sports & physical education, psychology, public speaking, small engines, Spanish I, trigonometry, vocabulary, and world history.  Students were also tested in welding (written and lab).

Individual student medals were awarded for first, second, and third place in each test, in each class.  Team plaques were awarded to schools receiving the most points in Class C and D.   Championship and runner-up plaques were awarded for the Quiz Bowl with members of the championship team receiving individual medals.

Each first-place championship school from Class C and D were awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Northeast Community College Foundation.  The scholarship is to be presented to a student from the winning schools who participated in the 2014 Scholastic Contest, will graduate this spring, and register as a full-time student at Northeast for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Over 1,100 students from 50 area Class C and D high schools participated in the 30th annual Scholastic Contest and Quiz Bowl.

Participating schools included: Ainsworth, Allen, Bancroft-Rosalie, Battle Creek, Bloomfield, Burwell,  Chambers, Clarkson, Clearwater-Orchard, Elgin, Elkhorn Valley-Tilden, Emerson-Hubbard, Ewing, Guardian Angels Central Catholic-West Point, Hartington Cedar Catholic, Howells-Dodge, Humphrey, Humphrey St. Francis, Keya Paha County High School, Laurel-Concord/Coleridge, Leigh, Lindsay Holy Family, Lutheran High Northeast-Norfolk, Lynch, Lyons-Decatur Northeast, Madison, Newcastle, Newman Grove, Niobrara, Norfolk Catholic, Oakland-Craig, O’Neill, Pender, Pierce, Plainview, Pope John Central Catholic-Elgin, Rock County-Bassett, St. Mary’s-O’Neill, Stanton, Stuart, Verdigre, Wausa, Wayne, West Boyd-Spencer, West Holt-Atkinson, West Point-Beemer, Wheeler Central-Bartlett, Winside, Wisner-Pilger, and Wynot.

The first Northeast Community College High School Scholastic Contest was held in 1984 with 13 Class C and D schools participating.  There were also a few Class B schools in the original contest.



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