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Owyhee High School students place second in Nevada quiz bowl

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Members of the Owyhee High School Academic Olympic Quiz Team take a break during the state bowl on Nov. 14.
Photo: Myrna Hilderbrand

OWYHEE, Nev. — For a third year, the Owyhee High School Academic Olympic Quiz Team, under the direction of adviser Debra Shaffer, represented the school and division at the state academic quiz bowl held in Eureka in November.

This year, the team finished in second place, behind Wells. The final meet of the year, which determined the places of the teams, was held in Owyhee and included Wells, Jackpot, Spring Creek Christian Academy and Owyhee. The match was highly competitive, and when the final scores were tallied, only one point separated the finalists.

The quiz teams answer a variety of questions about math, history, government, language, foreign languages, literature and the different branches of science.

Owyhee teacher Debra Shaffer would like to thank all involved in the home meet: Jennifer Streeter for asking the questions; senior Kaylani Smartt, timer; and junior Macee McKinney, scorekeeper.

This year’s team consisted of seniors Lance Dick, Jr., Rachel Gallego, Marco Ovando and Destany Sky Pete; juniors Marilyn Harney, Terry Howard, Bobby Kelly and Destiny Max; and sophomore Alejandra Dick.

Prior to the state meet, the quiz team held a match against the Owyhee Combined School teaching staff. Again, this was another highly competitive match and ended fairly evenly.

Congratulations to the outstanding scholars at Owyhee and all the schools that were represented at the state bowl.

This article was submitted to First Nation’s Focus by Myrna Hilderbrand, of Owhyee Combined School, located in Owyhee, Nevada. Visit http://www.owyhee.ecsdnv.net to learn more about the school.