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Impressive First Competition

Jolene Heuertz

November 15, 2019

The Silver Lake Junior High Quiz Bowl team competed impressively at the Franklin Invitational Competition on Wednesday, November 13th.  The Mustang team, consisting of Sydney Bartels, Keaton Karr, Madison Karr, Lana Swanson, Trey Vance, Clay Plambeck, Katelyn Strampher, and Brandon Trausch, defeated Minden and Southern Valley in pool play.  They fell at the hands of Alma and Bertrand and placed fourth in the eight-team competition.  For Silver Lake, eighth-grader, Keaton Karr did an amazing job answering ten toss-up questions.  Clay Plambeck earned bonus questions by answering four toss-ups correctly.  Madison Karr and Brandon Trausch chipped in two correct answers each to make a total of eighteen toss-up questions earned by the Mustangs.  The team representing Silver Lake did an outstanding job and showed true grit and knowledge.  The next competition for this team is the Twin Valley Conference competition at Silver Lake High School on Thursday, November 21st.  The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

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