Students enrolled in the Gifted and Talented (GT) program at Aberdeen Elementary School (AES) recently participated in the 23rd annual Northwest Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl. The bowl, a nationwide event since 1989, is meant for students to have fun while doing a scholastic, computer team competition in their own school.
The tests are self-scoring, computer contests of 100 multiple-choice questions. Areas covered include math, geography, government, sports, spelling, science, literature, English, history, general information and just plain fun trivia. It is meant to be a team activity with all takers around one computer. Points are awarded based on how fast they answer as well as on accuracy. The Northwest Region is comprised of schools in Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Montana and Wyoming.
Local results are: first place – fifth grade team of Ximena Uribe and Wyatt Driscoll; second place – fourth grade team of Alec Ohman and Manuel Hernandez; and third place – fifth grade team of Joseline Palacios and Clay Ingersoll.
Other local team members competing included: Jastin Inskeep, Zenaida Colungo, Jude Allen, Jesus Guillen, Payton Foster, Labelle Knittel, Carson Wynn, Tessa Woodin, Jayce Petersen, Alex Cerna, Lionel Brambila, Grace Wright, Adia Goff, Ryan Settlemyer, Elizabeth Summers, Nicole Ortega, Kamri King and Eduardo Hernandez.