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Knowledge Bowl Students Finish Strong at Regionals

Two teams from Mount Si High School completed in the Knowledge Bowl Regional competition at Mount Tahoma High School on Saturday, February 19, 2017. Our students competed against 19 participating teams from 4A division schools, along with many other teams from A-division schools.

Mount Si’s "A" team, called “The Mount Si Sike-Outs,” stayed very competitive throughout the day running ninth overall out of 50 teams total. Ultimately, the A Team finished fifth in the 4A division! The "B" team, named “Mount Si Phat Cats,” also finished strong -- placing eighth out of the 4A teams.

Knowledge Bowl in action
Mount Si students at Knowledge Bowl regional competition.  Photo by Casey Harris.
Congratulations to the following students who represented Snoqualmie Valley at the 2017 regional Knowledge Bowl competition. On the A Team:
  • Casey Harris (senior, co-president of the club)
  • Rahul Rajkumar (senior)
  • Preston Henning (senior)
  • Donovan See (senior)
  • Lily Nordby (junior)
  • Shyam Gandhi (junior)
On the B Team:
  • Noah Vaughn (senior, co-president of the club)
  • Coleman Trader (senior)
  • Joseph Nassar (senior)
  • Vishnu Rathnam (senior)
  • Hari Rathnam (freshman)
  • Aayush Singh (freshman)
“We are always excited to participate in this competition that shows what we know and has us judge our academic ability among students’ peers in other schools regionally and across the entire state. Way to go, Knowledge Bowl!” added Kevin Knowles, Knowledge Bowl coach/advisor and science teacher at Mount Si High School.

The Knowledge Bowl club has been meeting weekly throughout the year to prepare for the regional contest. They will continue to meet the remainder of the school year on Monday afternoons, from 2:45-4:15 p.m. in room 124 at the main campus, as they look to grow the team for next year. All students are welcome!

2017 Mount Si Knowledge Bowl teams
   2017 Mount Si High School Knowledge Bowl teams at 4A Regionals
In the news... Read a related article by Evan Pappas: Mount Si Knowledge Bowl teams give strong performance at regional tournament, posted  on the Valley Record website, March 9, 2017.