RLHS hosts annual Academic Bowl

Racine Lutheran High School hosted its annual Academic Bowl, with participants from Racine Christian, and Concordia, St. John’s and Trinity Lutheran schools. Events for individual competition included a spelling bee, paper-airplane-flying contest and poetry-writing assignment. Teams of students participated in a Quiz Bowl and a tower-building competition.

Spelling bee winners for fifth-sixth grades were: first place, Cassidy Clausen of St. John’s; second place, McKaela Rairie of Concordia; and third place, Amiyah Cihler of Concordia. Winners of the seventh-eighth grade spelling bee were: first place, Ashleigh Moseler of Concordia; second place, Griffin Radtke of St. John’s; and third place, Paige Salvhus of Concordia.

The airplane toss challenged fifth-sixth grade students to employ dynamics and achieve the longest-possible flight.  Awards were: first place Nick Yohn of St. John’s at 62 feet; second place Andy Block of St. John’s; and third place Josh Radtke of St. John’s.

Poetry ribbons and medals were presented to creative students from all four schools. The fifth-graders wrote Haiku poems; sixth-graders formed acrostic poems; seventh-graders made new poems from the first line of a famous poem; and eighth-graders wrote sonnets.

The Quiz Bowl featured fast and furious competition to answer questions about science, math and history. Racine Christian School’s team took top honors in the fifth-sixth grade Quiz Bowl.  St. John Lutheran School’s team took first place in the seventh-eighth grade Quiz Bowl, netting them the coveted traveling trophy until next year’s competition.

The paper-tower competition challenged seventh-eighth grade teams to employ basic physics and engineering principles to build the tallest-possible tower, using only four sheets of newspaper. Awards were: first place St. John’s Lutheran School students Griffin Radtke and Aaron Block at 9 feet, 9 inches; second place Concordia Lutheran School students Amy Rosales, Sully Stanke and David Voss; and third place St. John’s Lutheran School students Sam David, Madison Mohar and Owen Jozwiak.

RLHS Academic Bowl Winners 2015