Denfeld Knowledge Bowl Makes State, First Time in School History

Baihly Warfield
Updated: April 08, 2019 01:44 PM

DULUTH, Minn. - For the first time in school history, a Denfeld Knowledge Bowl team has made it to state. 

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Four high schoolers will head to Brainerd Wednesday for a scholarly showdown. Seniors Rachel Skwira-Brown, Quinten Rimolde and Mya Halvorson, along with junior Nikolai Breimon will test their knowledge against 23 other teams from around Minnesota. 

"i'm ... excited to see such good competition and see how well we work together now that we've achieved this level," Breimon said. 

"We've all worked so hard during high school in our classes, and that really translates well into Knowledge Bowl, since it's based off our high school curriculum," Skwira-Brown said. 

A moderator asks a question, and the students have to press a strip if they think they know the answer. They then have 15 seconds to discuss and come up with an answer. 

"The best part of it is necessarily when you come up with the answer right after you've been searching for it for about 10 seconds," Rimolde said. 

Halvorson said all the teams who make it to state excel academically, but she thinks the Hunters have an advantage.

"Something that our team has is really good rapport with each other. And we don't take ourselves too seriously," Halvorson said. "Because of that, we don't end up getting so stressed out that we're not able to answer a question."

Plus, they know their strengths. 

"My team always says I get my three questions that no one else knows," Skwira-Brown laughed. 

"Quinten here, he's really good at history," Breimon offered. 

"I am usually better with the English and grammar-related ones," Halvorson said. 

"I do really well with quick math question," Breimon said. 

They made sure to give credit where credit is due. 

"It shows what our teachers have taught us and how much their work has gone into us and how much that's allowed us to succeed in other things," Halvorson said. 

State is Wednesday and Thursday at Cragun's Resort in Brainerd. Go Hunters!


Baihly Warfield

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