District News ➤ Article 10430
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Posted Date: 05/17/2017

Congratulations to the America Answers National Contest Teams at Wheatland, Meadowlark, Robert Martin, Cottonwood, Prairie Creek and Sunflower Elementary for placing in the Andover and 5th/6th Grade America Answers National Contest!

The 5th/6th Grade America Answers National Contest took place April 19 and 20. The contest is open to 5th and 6th graders all across the United States and there were 184 5th and 6th-grade teams competing, 89 of which were 5th-grade teams. The quiz is a self-scoring, computer contest of 100 multiple-choice questions. Areas covered include math, geography, government, sports, spelling, science, literature, English, history, general information and just plain fun trivia. Team members watch the Promethean board while one team member enters the team’s answers into the computer. Points are awarded based on speed and accuracy. Teams get two chances for each question to answer correctly. No adult assistance is allowed! The first and second place teams are awarded individual ribbons and a school trophy.

Robert Martin Elementary took first place in the Andover district and sixteenth place in the National Contest with 89% accuracy in the 5th-grade division. Robert Martin Elementary Quiz Bowl Team members included: Sophie Thiessen, Ayaan Parikh, Raegan Brotsky, Adam Maki, Kamden Longacre, Brodie Beach, Nicole Winter, Hailey Ericksen, David Wyatt, Gentry Brown, Raegan Colahan, Christon Tran, Drew Torgerson, Chapman Osborne, Vince Wong and Griffin McDonough. 

Meadowlark Elementary also took first place in Andover district and eighteenth place in the National Contest with 85% accuracy in the 5th-grade division. The contest members included: Ellie Brightup, Kendall Diller, Addison Martineau, Trevor Sagehorn, Hayden Snodgrass, Landen Collinsworth, Jaxon Crook and Ethan Finney.

Cottonwood Elementary took second place in the Andover district and twenty-sixth in the National Contest in the 5th-grade division. Cottonwood Elementary contest members included: Bradley Hansen, Bethany Horst, Kyler Johnson, Luke Neugent, Geremi Onentia, Milan Loyle, Caroline Bailey, Joshua Suazo, David Gott, Carmen Ruiz, Gabrielle Day, Lilliana Bohlken, Ling Le, Abdulrahman Shargawi and Jay Harpstrite.

Wheatland Elementary took third place in the Andover district and twenty-ninth in the National Contest in the 5th-grade division. Wheatland Elementary contest members included: Preston Cyrier, Kallisti Mandanis, Jack Philips, Laasya Ravi, Brecken Kasel, Ryan Kice, Jefferson Lee, Sami Labidi, Anna McDavitt, Aurora Tan, Kaia Woolfe, Alyssa Evans, Hannah Pappademos, Giorgiana Smith, Caitlin Reilly, Sharon Sun, Jackson Peck and Ilaina Shepherd. 

Sunflower Elementary took fourth place in the Andover district and thirty-fifth place in the National Contest in the 5th-grade division. The contest members included: Kolby Schulz, Emily Skibba, Arya Bhosale, Emma Vincent, Marcel Vincent, Hannah Lee and Bryce Barkdull.

Prairie Creek Elementary took fifth place in Andover district and forty-sixth in the National Contest in the 5th-grade division. The contest members included: Gage Storment, Carson Brewer, Olivia Habash, Korbin Hedger, Zaydie Ladner and Raley McIntosh.

The sponsors for the America Answers all teams were the Extended Learning Program Teachers, Ms. Olsen for the North end of the district and Mrs. King, for the south end of the district.