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Knowledge Bowl tests students' skills


March 14, 2018 | View PDF

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Arlington High School Knowledge Bowl students test their intellectual skills against AHS staff during a Knowledge Bowl on March 8. Arlington will be hosting the state Knowledge Bowl on March 17.

If you know what the shell on a crab's back is called or what material is used in parquetry then you're probably ready for the Knowledge Bowl.

Arlington High School staff members and students answered similar questions during a Knowledge Bowl on March 8 at the Byrnes Performing Arts Center. A Knowledge Bowl is a quiz-based competition that tests players on a wide variety of academic subjects. Nearly 300 AHS students cheered them on.

AHS Knowledge Bowl students competed against other high school students in November, December and January. Last month, they placed second in the playoffs and will move on to state. The staff versus student competition gave the students a chance to hone their skills.

"This is a great opportunity for our students to show what they know," said AHS teacher Ben Mendro, who organized the event. "It was a close competition but the staff ended up winning the event."

AHS will be hosting the state Knowledge Bowl on Saturday, March 17 at the high school starting at 7:30 a.m. One-hundred eight high schools from across the state will be represented.

More information about the state Knowledge Bowl is available at


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