Neligh-Oakdale earned the runner up trophy today in the 6-8 grade Quiz Bowl, sponsored by Educational Service Unit #8.
Twenty-one teams competed in the Quiz Bowl in Neligh. The contests were held at ESU#8 and the American Legion Hall.
The Neligh-Oakdale students won four rounds on their way to the championship, which was held just before noon. O'Neill Public School defeated them in the finals, 45-30, to win the contest. Pierce earned third place.
Students representing Neligh-Oakdale in the Quiz Bowl were Cole Belitz, Cade Wilkinson, Nadia Peinke, Hailey Bixler, Emma Bixler, Bailey Frey, Rachel Higgins and Caleb Miller.
The Neligh-Oakdale team members were presented individual medals by their sponsor April Knust during the awards ceremony.
Team members display their second place trophy - (front row, l-r) Cole Belitz, Cade Wilkinson, Nadia Peinke, Hailey Bixler and Emma Bixler; (back row) Bailey Frey, Rachel Higgins and Caleb Miller.
Neligh-Oakdale and O'Neill face off in the final round.