Scholastic Bowl team in championship tournament



The Reed Custer Middle School's Scholastic Bowl team participated in the 37th Annual National Academic Association's National Championship Tournament held June 9-11 in Rosemont.

The team, coached by Julie Nelson, qualified to compete in the tournament by finishing in the top 15 percent during the team's regular season.

Reed Custer competed against teams from several other states including Minnesota, Iowa and Kentucky.

While Reed Custer was eliminated on the second day of competition, the team comprised of three eighth grade students and three seventh grade students learned a lot that will be useful when they compete in high school as the format of this tournament is similar to that used by area high schools.