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Dozens of local students to compete for prizes at DART’s annual Quiz Bowl

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News This Thursday, Marion Community Schools will host the 2019 Grant County Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Awareness Quiz Bowl.

Students from every public school corporation in the county (Marion, Mississinewa, Eastbrook, Oak Hill, and Madison-Grant), along with public charter school the Faulkner Academy, and private school St. Paul Parish School, will be participating in the competition, which is put on by the Drug/Alcohol Resource Team (DART). In all, 29 students grades four through seven will be competing, having placed in the top of their school-level competitions to advance to the county level.

The competition starts at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of McCulloch Junior High School, 3528 S. Washington St. The event is open to the public, and will feature Judge Mark Spitzer as the emcee and Judge Dana Kenworthy and Ann Vermilion as judges. Students will compete in two categories: Division I will feature fourth- and fifth-graders; Division II will feature sixth- and seventh-graders.

The Marion students competing are from Justice Intermediate School: Areanna Miller, and Kadynce Graves, both fifth-graders, and Caleb Richardson and Noah Rhoadarmer, both sixth-graders. Marion Community Schools wishes them good luck!

Courtesy of several businesses and organizations throughout the county, each competitor will receive gifts, and first and second place winners in each division will receive prize packs worth more than $200.

The top four winners of the county level contest will advance to the regional competition set for April 27 in Fort Wayne.

The organizers of the Grant County competition thank the following sponsors:
  • Riverside Community Federal Credit Union
  • Crest Lanes
  • AMC Theater
  • Texas Roadhouse
  • Grains & Grill
  • Casa Brava
  • Culver’s
  • Bob Evans
  • Papa Murphy’s
  • Marion Fire Department
  • Regions Bank
  • Ivanhoe’s
  • Splash House
  • Marion Police Department
  • STAR Financial Bank
  • Jimmy John’s
  • Mutual Bank
  • IHOP
  • Beacon Credit Union
  • Sirloin Stockade
  • Mike Greenwald Insurance
  • Collins Group
  • Fazoli’s