The Pine Bluff School District will present the annual Knowledge Bowl at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in the auditorium of the Arkansas River Education Service Cooperative, 912 W. Sixth Ave.
Parents and students will compete in this Jeopardy-type competition answering questions about contributions and achievements of Arkansas heroes and famous African Americans, according to a news release.
Knowledge Bowl is sponsored by the district’s Family and Community Engagement office for grades 4-8.
There will be one overall elementary and one overall junior high winner who will be awarded cashiers’ checks. All student participants will receive Knowledge Bowl medallions and all school winners will receive trophies.
Preliminary contests were held at the schools and the following are the winners and alternate winners:
Broadmoor: North Winner — Lailah Walker, daughter of Naomi Walker;
North Alternate Winner — Merricle Pam, daughter of Lawanda Pam;
South Winner — Ke’Malek Harris, son of Laurel Korsak;
Thirty-Fourth: North Winner — Jariah Williams, daughter of Amanda Shepherd;
North Alternate Winner — Randell Jackson Jr. son of Randell Jackson Sr.;
South Winner — Aiden Pope, son of Yolunder Brown;
South Alternate Winner — Karson Gardner, son of Tanishia Lewis;
Southwood: North Winner — Ja’Kayla Lampkin, daughter of Melinda Williams;
North Alternate Winner — Trenton Darrough, son of Adrienne Allen;
South Winner — Devan Rucker, son of Veronica Robinson and Dewayne Rucker;
South Alternate Winner — Genia Lambert, daughter of Geneva James and Bridget Pinkins;
Jack Robey: North Winner — Kierra Walters, daughter of Iniqua Walters;
North Alternate Winner — Kaylyn James, daughter of Bobbie Wright and Robert Wright;
South Winner — Naja Hulsey, daughter of Joyce Hawthorne;
South Alternate Winner — JaCaleb Evans, son of Chianti Evans.
Kaitlyn Peterson and Christopher Heard, former Knowledge Bowl winners and Pine Bluff High School students, will be the moderators for the event.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson issued a congratulatory letter to the students and parents for their participation in this event. Mayor Shirley Washington has issued a proclamation declaring the week of Feb. 17-21, 2020, as “Knowledge Bowl Week” in the city of Pine Bluff.