La Conner a top U.S. Knowledge Bowl team

Call it ‘Brain Gains’


THEY HAVE THE ANSWERS – Coaches Christi Malcomson (seated) and Beth Clothier (standing) lead La Conner High Knowledge Bowlers through a recent practice session in the school library. Their prep work paid off nicely as La Conner placed fourth in a recent national Knowledge Bowl contest. – Photo by Bill Reynolds

The La Conner High School Knowledge program is virtually – and truly – among the best in the country.

La Conner’s “Chronically Iliad” team competed earlier this month against schools of all sizes in the inaugural virtual National Knowledge Bowl Tournament, placing fourth among entries from 1A enrollment campuses.

Knowledge Bowl coaches Beth Clothier and Christi Malcomson said the La Conner team, which “competed up” as a 2B entry, underwent six rounds of oral and written questions covering an array of academic topics that required rapid and correct responses to put poin...

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