Keith Country Day School’s middle school Scholastic Bowl Team is one of the 96 teams selected to the Middle School National Championship Tournament in Chicago April 26-27. The nation’s top teams are invited to compete against one another in questions about the entire middle school curriculum, sports, popular culture and events.
The appearance of the Keith middle school team is indicative of the strength of the Keith curriculum. For the last three years, the Keith high school team has placed third in the Illinois High School Association’s State Finals.
Members of the middle school team are Kristie Bodak, Arab Bari, Spencer Folkerts, Jayden Knudsen, Rebecca Lisk, Shelby Martin, Missy McKillip, Grant Nagel, Robert Raleigh, Audrey Roh and Haley Shaw. The team is coached by Kristin Burns.
Burns commends the Keith students on their preparation. “This team has faced some tough competition with great schools this season,” she said. “I know they are excited to make their first appearance at a national competition.”
From the April 3-9, 2013, issue