WARSAW — The annual Warsaw Education Foundation Community Quiz Bowl was held last night, March 21 at Warsaw High School. Forty-six teams answered 60 questions with categories ranging from every day’s a holiday to academics.
Lakeview Middle School Team #2 was the winning team with 49 correct answers. Lakeview Middle School Team #1 came in second place with 47 correct answers. Third place was a three-way tie between Washington STEM Academy, Miller’s Merry Manor and WCHS Men’s Team.
Quiz Bowl attendees were asked to donate to a growing and enriching program in Warsaw Community Schools, MakerSpaces. MakerSpaces are gathering “spaces” designed to allow students to be “makers.” Supplies are needed for students to participate in hands-on activities exploring science, art, technology and engineering. Over $2,000 was raised to support MakerSpaces in Warsaw Community Schools.
The event was sponsored by Louis Dreyfus Company, Maple Leaf Farms, Esther Pfleiderer Charitable Trust/1st Source Bank, Warsaw Breakfast Optimists and Pam and Todd Weingart.
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.