GJHS Knowledge Bowl Team Heading to Nationals

By: Tim Ciesco Email
By: Tim Ciesco Email

For the 13th time in 14 years, a Grand Junction High School team can say they're state champs. Tuesday night they were recognized at the School Board meeting.

The Grand Junction High School Knowledge Bowl team won this year's state competition by the highest margin of victory in the history of the event. Now, they're getting ready for the national competition.

To prepare, team members say they will practice 15 hours a week until school gets out, then put in even more hours -- studying history, math, science, and other subjects they'll have to answer questions about.

Last year the team made it to the semi-finals in the the national competition, but has higher hopes for this year.

"We've placed fifth overall, that's as high as we've gotten," said team captain Coady Shawcroft, a GJHS senior. " But we're shooting for a little bit higher this year."

"Our coaches talk about previous teams, they've been good teams, but they haven't really been as cohesive as our team is," said senior team member Hamilton Reed.

The national competition will take place this June in Orlando, Florida.

11 News wants to wish the team the best of luck!

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