RACINE — Racine Lutheran High School hosted its annual Academic Bowl, with participants from Racine Christian School, Concordia Lutheran School, St. John’s Lutheran School and Trinity Lutheran Schools.
Events for individual competition included a spelling bee and paper airplane flying contest. Teams of students participated in a Quiz Bowl and a paper tower building competition.
Fifth- and sixth-grade spelling bee winners were:
- First place: Seth Bourne from Trinity Lutheran School
- Second place: Lillian Holland from St. John’s Lutheran School
- Third place: Sage Golon from Concordia Lutheran School
Seventh- and eighth-grade spelling bee winners were:
- First place: Cadence Gulan from Trinity Lutheran
- Second place: Matthew Miller from Racine Christian School
- Third place: David Groen from RCS
The airplane toss challenged fifth- and sixth-grade students to employ aerodynamics and achieve the longest-possible flight.
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- First place: Silas Stockman from Concordia at 49 feet, 6 inches
- Second place: Josiah Hasseldahl from St. John’s
- Third place: Matthew Weber from RCS
The Quiz Bowl featured fast and furious competition to answer questions about science, math, literature, athletics, history and the Bible.
Trinity Lutheran’s team took top honors in the fifth- and sixth-grade Quiz Bowl. The team members were Seth Bourne, Sissy Commodore, April Manke, Jordan Ramos, Sophie Schmitz and Joshua Walker.
RCS’s team took first place in the seventh- and eighth-grade Quiz Bowl, securing the coveted traveling trophy. The team members were David Groen, Joey Juga, Cameron Martin, Matthew Miller, Sofia Richardson and Matthew Walker.
The paper tower competition challenged seventh- and eighth-grade teams to employ basic physics and engineering principles to build the tallest possible tower, using only four sheets of newspaper.
- First place: RCS team of Joey Juga, R.J. Smalkoski and Michael Tenuta at 9 feet 8 inches
- Second place: Trinity Lutheran team of Angelica Munoz and Leland Pratt
- Third place: Trinity Lutheran team of Nathan Bourne, Nolan Crawford and Eli Pelky