Academic Programs Advisory Committee:
NJPA Facilitator, Carol Jackson; Knowledge Bowl Coaches, and Spelling Bee Coordinators from the following participating districts:
Crosslake Community School
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle
This interdisciplinary academic competition for grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 promotes academic achievement and rewards academic excellence. During a Knowledge Bowl meet, teams of students work cooperatively to solve oral and written round questions. No team is eliminated during a meet and every team participates in every round. Questions are related to all areas of learning typical of secondary educational programs.
Knowledge Bowl competitions test students’ recall and problem solving abilities, critical thinking skills and teamwork skills. Students compete in competition rounds in January, February, and March. The Regional competition is held in March with the top teams advancing to the MSC State Knowledge Bowl competition.
For Knowledge Bowl practice question sets and other material click the following links:
The Coaches Clinic at Lakes Country Service Cooperative was a great a way to get energized for the upcoming Knowledge Bowl year. The sessions were designed to provide valuable information to help enhance and grow your program.
Knowledge Bowl-Junior High Level
Similar to High School Knowledge Bowl but for grades 7, 8 and 9. Regional competitions are held each spring.
The Spelling Bee is designed to help students improve their spelling and increase vocabulary development. In the spring of each year NJPA sponsors a Regional Spelling Bee for Member schools. The winner of the Regional Lakes Bee advances to the Scripps National Spelling Bee to represent our region. To participate in the Regional Lakes Bee, schools must register with Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Register Spelling Bee Champions here for Lakes Bee
For more information, please contact: