First Baptist Church of Minot held the Northland Territory North West Area AWANA Quizzing Championships on Feb. 5. The top teams in each division advance to the 3-State Finals in Fargo.
AWANA stands for Approved Workman Are Not Ashamed.
Area girls placing first in Book 4 were: Emily Brendsel, Maxbass, Latasha Dean, Glenburn, Natalie Evon, Minot, with their coach Emily Miller, Glenburn. In second were Elijah Armstrong, Minot, and Josiah Olson, Minot. In Book 2 was Emily Evon, Minot, placing first.
Area girls, from left, Natalie Evon, of Minot, Emily Brendsel, of Maxbass, their coach, Emily Miller, of Glenburn, and Latasha Dean, Glenburn, placed first in the Northland Territory North West Area AWANA?Quizzing Championships Feb. 5 in Minot.
The students were quizzed in two areas. In the multiple choice, Brendsel, Dean, Natalie Evon and Emily Evon. all scored perfect scores. In the speed quizzing, Dean, Natalie Evon, and Emily Evon. all quizzed out.
In the overall top quizzer of Book 4, Dean and Natalie Evon tied so a speed tie-breaker was held and Evon won. The top quizzer of Book 2 was Emily Evon.
First Baptist then sent the top quizzers to Fargo on Feb. 19 to compete with representatives from North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota in the Northland Territory 3-State Finals.
Area girls placing first in their Book 4 division were Brendsel, Dean, Natalie Evon, and their coach, Emily Miller.
The competition consisted of a multiple choice category and speed quizzing. Natalie Evon and Brendsel received perfect scores in the multiple choice and Natalie Evon speed quizzed out. The girls won the competition over the second place team by 10 points.
Emily Evon had a perfect Multiple Choice category and placed third overall in Book 2.
Dean has been on three of the past four state championship teams.