DeSales Knowledge Bowl team advances to state competition


WALLA WALLA -- The DeSales High School Knowledge Bowl team will compete at state in March after winning a regional meet Tuesday.

DeSales beat teams from Prosser, Kamiakin, Hanford and Richland with 114 points. Richland earned second with 88 points, and Hanford, 87, was third, according to a news release. Others competing Tuesday were Chiawana, Clarkston, Connell, Dayton, Kennewick, Kiona Benton, Pasco, Pomeroy, Prescott, Southridge, Touchet, and Waitsburg high schools.

DeSales team members are Peter Vander Griend, captain; Kincaid Schmitz, Dani Hall, Heather Diaz, Joshua Scheel and Jinwoo Chang. The team coach is Kathy Ruthven.

The competition included a written round and three oral rounds. DeSales students took first place in the statewide Knowledge Bowl in 2009 and came in fourth in 2010.


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