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Scholar Bowl

Each year six Lutheran schools in south central Nebraska meet to engage in academic competition.  Zion Kearney competes annually against Zion Hastings, Zion Worms, Hampton Lutheran, Christ Juniata, and Immanuel Polk.  Teams representing each school in grades 5, 6, 7, and 8 compete for the prize – plaques that the winners get their names engraved on for posterity.  At the end of a 12 year cycle, the school with the most wins keeps the trophy.  How long this tradition has been in place, this author does not know.  But Zion Kearney currently has three plaques in its possession: two permanently and one that we keep as long as our students earn the right to keep it.

Zion Kearney has a proud tradition of academic prowess.  While records have not been kept aside from the rotating trophies, Mr. Splittgerber is in the process of tracking down past Zion wins in this great event. 

Zion Kearney’s 5th Grade Scholar Bowl Winners

1994
D. Anderson
D. Archwamety
M. Bartlett
M. Boell
R. Fortney
Justin Harp

1996
Sara Fattig
H. Larsen
R. Margritz
J. Weber

1997
E. Fitch
K. Larsen
R. Miller
A. Welliver

1998
J. Baye
Eric Fattig
Chris Nuttleman
D. Slawski

1999
M. Burger
Jared Nuttleman
S. Rozema
J. Slawski

2000
M. Baye
S. Icenogle
W. Kuhlhanek
A. Larsen
Mark Suleiman
E. Voss
Chelsea Wollberg

2002
Erica Arkle
Alyssa Burchell
Tyler Kaufman
E. Kulhanek
A. Richard
T. Wright

2006
Victoria Crow
Brett James
R. Johnson
Peter Kreutzer
S. Omtvedt

2010
Abigail DeLoach (4th)
Brendan Ingram
Noah Journey
Jesse Osnes

2011
Abigail DeLoach
Madisen Eckhoff
Riston Mais
Cody Willers

Zion Kearney’s 6th Grade Winners

1995
D. Anderson
D. Archwamety
B. Brown
R. Fortney
Justin Harp
M. Richter

1996
Nathan Bliss
K. Kahle
M. McBride
D. Tietz

1999
Eric Fattig
L. Hansen
R. Heuer
C. Nuttleman

Zion Kearney’s 7th & 8th Grade Winners

* Zion did not begin its middle level program until 1999.  While Zion has had multiple winners in these grades, these trophies are currently in the possession of other schools at this time.

Scholar Bowl 2008