Local HS Knowledge Bowl teams earn regional trophies!
Nine teams from the ESD 105 region qualified for the planned 38th annual Washington State Knowledge Bowl, after advancing from state qualifier rounds held in February. Details about the any rescheduled date and location of the state events are TBD.
The ESD 105 High School Knowledge Bowl Regional Tournament hosted by Ellensburg High School on Feb. 26 saw these teams qualify for the state event:
♦ 4A: West Valley (ESD 105 regional champion, and continuing its streat of qualifying for state during all 17 years that the Knowledge Bowl progrm has been offered locally) and Davis (2nd place at regionals)
♦ 2A: Ellensburg (pictured, ESD 105 regional champion, and pursuing its seventh consecutive placement at the state event after finishing 8th there last year) and Selah (2nd place at regionals, and advancing to state for the seventh straight year)
♦ 1A: Royal (2nd place at ESD 105 regionals, and now earning its first-ever state Knowledge Bowl trip during its 8th year or participation of the program), Highland (3rd place at ESD 105 regionals), and Granger (pictured below, 4th place at ESD 105 regionals, and now headed to state during the school's first full year of involvement in the program after the group was organized there by Stephanie King, the 2019 ESD 105 Regional Teacher of the Year). Participating from the Pasco-based ESD 123 region, Connell took 1st place at the ESD 105 regional meet and also earned an advancement to state.
♦ 2B: Kittitas (ESD 105 regional champion, heading to state for the 4th time in five years)
♦ 1B: Riverside Christian (qualifying from competition held with other 1B schools at Pasco's ESD 123 on Feb. 20; Riverside Christian was last year's 1B state champion and has participated in the state event for all 17 years of the school's involvement in the program).
This season's ESD 105 regional Knowledge Bowl program involved teams from 15 of our area's high schools.