Blaine takes state for second time
The Blaine high school knowledge bowl team won the 2007 state 2A Knowledge Bowl at Camas high school last month in a three-round tournament among a field of 18 teams. Blaine led all teams in the preliminary round with a score of 118. Pullman was second, 10 points back and the others trailed. Blaine defeated Black Hills and Sequim high schools in a tense semifinal match and defeated teams from Pullman and South Whidbey in the finals. Team members included seniors Josh White, Jordan Steelquist, Belinda Crowson, and team captain Eli Kramme. Also on the team are junior Kieran Lyons and sophomore Michelle Halpin.