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.