Students advance in academic contests

Trivia Bowl, April 22 at White Horse Golf Club, will raise money to send West Sound Academy students to the National History Bowl in Washington, D.C.                                  - Submitted photo
Trivia Bowl, April 22 at White Horse Golf Club, will raise money to send West Sound Academy students to the National History Bowl in Washington, D.C.
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POULSBO — Two West Sound Academy teams won at the National History Bowl State Championships.

Their skill in answering difficult questions on geography and every era of history — from ancient times to present day — earned them the right to go to the National History Bowl Championships in Washington, D.C.

The state championship was Feb. 16 at Klahowya Secondary School.

Five ninth- and 10th-graders on West Sound’s junior varsity squad are preparing for national competition April 26-28; the four students on the middle-school team compete May 18-19.

Trivia Bowl will be held April 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at White Horse Golf Club’s clubhouse to raise money to support the teams’ trips.

Trivia Time Live, a Kitsap firm, will officiate. Participants will form table-group teams and compete on a wide range of trivia topics. There will be door prizes, and a trophy will be awarded to the winner.

The Trivia Bowl will also support West Sound Academy’s Knowledge Bowl team. The entire team won the Division 1B Summit Award in January, and the school’s top squad won the Olympic Educational Service District’s Traveling Trophy and a spot at the State Championship in Arlington on March 23; the team placed third.

Members of West Sound Academy’s Knowledge Bowl and History Bowl teams will be at the Trivia Bowl, ready to assist any of the adult teams needing help with answers.

Tickets are $5 per person. Email

15 student projects advance in History Day competition
KINGSTON — Several Kingston Middle School students who participated in the National History Day regional competition at Olympic College March 25 advanced to the state competition.

National History Day and National History Bowl are unrelated competitions.

Of 32 projects presented by KMS students, 15 advanced. Kingston students took first place in six of the seven categories they entered. State is May 4.

Junior Historical Paper
— Andrew Simon, second place, “The Trans-Alaska Pipeline: A Struggle for Balance.”

Junior Individual Documentary
— Victor Hanson, first place, “Klondike Gold Rush: Turning Point in Seattle’s History.”
— Nolan Platz, second place, “Ford’s Moving Assembly Line: A Turning Point in the Transportation Industry.”
— Brennan Jacobson, third place, “Century 21 World’s Fair.”

Junior Group Documentary
— Maeve Boon and Gracie Musselman, first place, “The Montgomery Bus Boycott.”

Junior Individual Exhibit
— Emily Raber, first place, “Jackie Robinson.”
— Jenna McCollum, second place, “Child Labor in America.”
— Cole Turner, third place, “The Railroad Comes to Puget Sound: A Turning Point for the City of Seattle.”
— Katie Patrick, fourth place, “Walt Disney’s Multi-plane Camera: Animation Transformation.”

Junior Group Exhibit
— Gabe Gregory, Kody Boles and Jon Daniels, first place, “Grand Coulee Dam.”

Junior Individual Website
— Lian Boltwood, first place, “Edward R. Murrow: Radio Broadcasting’s Lasting Pioneer.”
— Lia Slotten, second place, “Sputnik.”
— Trenna McDaniel, third place, “The Boldt Decision: Turning Point in Indian Treaty Fishing Rights.”
— August Milleson, fourth place, “Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution as a Turning Point in Biology.”

Junior Group Website
— Xander Robertson and Elizabeth Ramirez, first place, “Retaining the Right to Fish: The Boldt Decision.”



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