WARSAW — Warsaw Education Foundation’s annual fundraiser featured tight competition with a number of teams finishing near the top of the heap at the 2018 Quiz Bowl.
With 44 points out of a possible 60, Tri-Kappa won the event Tuesday, March 20 with 44 points, followed by Washington STEM Academy’s 43 points and WCHS Men’s Team with 43 points. Quiz Bowl officials created several rules for breaking ties. With a goal of a top 10 finish, Ink Free News’ team of Carl Lauster, Mike Deak, Scott Slusser, Phil Smith and John Eastwood finished tied for eighth place with 41 points, three points off the lead.
The event was divided into four 15-question sections with categories 2017 year in review, academics, flight and space travel and I love rock and roll.
A field of 52 teams filled the Warsaw Community High School gymnasium for the annual fundraiser and participants added to the charity by contributing to a program at Warsaw Community Schools known as the Busy as Bees project.
This project has given students an up-close and personal encounter with bees – where they live, how they communicate and the work they do. Event attendees donated a total of $3,000. The funds will be used as follows:
- $1,500 to the Busy as Bees project to purchase a flow hive and beekeeping suits for students
- $500 to reinstall the indoor observable beehive at Edgewood Middle School, which was removed during recent construction.
- The remainder will be used to support our Red Apple Grant program which provides funds to teachers in Warsaw Community Schools for outstanding programs and projects for students.
The Warsaw Education Foundation provides funding, through community support, to advance enrichment opportunities, innovative and inventive teaching, and academic exploration in Warsaw Community Schools.
Through the Red Apple Grants program, the Foundation awards grants to WCS teachers for creative classroom projects. The Foundation also provides funds for Annual Chess Tournaments, N.E.W. Opportunities Workshop for Women, WCS Summer Enrichment Program scholarships and Partners in Education business/school partnership.
The foundation recognizes academic excellence through programs such as the annual Celebration of Excellence Reception and the Honor an Educator program.