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Mayo, Rushford-Peterson students place in State "Knowledge Bowl"

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ROCHESTER (KTTC-DT) -- Students from Rochester Mayo and Rushford-Peterson high schools out-scored dozens of other teams in the State "Knowledge Bowl" staged this week.

From across Minnesota, more than 800 teams began the competition weeks ago.  The top four dozen teams gathered to match wits Wednesday and Thursday at Cragun's near Brainerd.

Chaska High School was crowned state champions in Division AA, and Loyola Catholic was the winner in Division A.

Knowledge Bowl coordinator Susan Ward says Mayo's team came in second to Chaska in AA, while the Rushford-Peterson students placed sixth in Division A. 

Ward says each member of the four-person teams answers one written and five oral rounds of questions, and it helps to work together as a team.

Final standings:

                                    A                                             AA

Champion        Loyola Catholic                      Chaska

2nd Place         Redwood Area                       Mayo

3rd Place          St. John's Prep                       Prior Lake-Savage

4th Place          Montevideo                            St. Anthony Village

5th Place          Sebeka                                    Glencoe-Silver Lake             

6th Place          Rushford-Peterson                 Simley

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