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Mena School Quiz Bowl Winners

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On Friday, November 14, Mena’s 5th grade Quiz Bowl Team won 2nd place in the Polk County Quiz Bowl Tournament. A total of 6 teams from Acorn, Cossatot River, and Mena participated in the tournament. Their only losses through 4 rounds were at the hands of Mena’s 6th grade team. They will now advance to the DMEC Tournament to be held at the DeQueen Mena Educational Cooperative in Gillham in January. Team members include Zachary Medlin, Alex Young, Sarah Grenier, Alex Harper, Hunter French, Nathaniel Jewell, Leilani Knight, Tyler George, Whitney Dilbert, Annika Thompson, Aryana Carter, and Emily Liles.

6th-Grade-Quiz-Bowl-1-cmykOn Friday, November 14, Mena’s 6th grade Quiz Bowl Team won 1st place in the Polk County Quiz Bowl Tournament. A total of 6 teams from Acorn, Cossatot River, and Mena participated in the tournament. Mena’s 6th grade team was undefeated through all 4 rounds. They will now advance to the DMEC Tournament to be held at the DeQueen Mena Educational Cooperative in Gillham in January. Team members include Brenna Aynes, Allie Martin, Mason Brotherton, Gracie Lyle, Tad Eccles, Levi McIntyre, James Taylor, Jack Hunter, and Maddison Gunn.

Jr.-Grade-Quiz-Bowl-1-cmykOn Tuesday, November 11, Mena’s Jr High Quiz Bowl Team brought home a 2nd place trophy from the Ashdown Invitational Quiz Bowl Tournament. A total of 12 teams from Ashdown, Blevins, Caddo Hills, Dierks, Genoa Central, Lafayette County, Mena, Mt Ida, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Prescott, and Spring Hill participated in the tournament. After loosing 2 of their 3 qualifying rounds, they were seeded 7th into the single elimination bracket. They won 3 straight matches against Murfreesboro, Spring Hill, and Nashville before loosing to #1 seed Genoa Central in the finals. This is the first time in many years that  Mena has put together a team of 7th – 9th graders. Team members include Caleb Holmes, Payton Medlin, Torrey Voisin, Christopher Thompson, Robert McIntyre, D’Kota Odom, Daniel Green, Shreetika Gyanwali, Morgan Fairless, Ryan Sullivan, Brendon Catlett, and Emiley Sorge.

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