Sunday, March 15, 2009

Baker City Bible Quizzing Team

OK this is a warning - this a a totally bragging post - so if you don't want to deal with it - don't read on!!!! Jordan, Addie and Lexie are members of the Baker City Bible Quizzing Team. 9 kids show up at my house twice a week from September through March to study, play games and learn God's Word. This year they studied inside and out the Book of Exodus. These kids know the history, geography and scripture memory of this Book backwards and forwards! The team competes three times a year against over 200 other kids from 1st-6th grade in the Boise area. They study over 600 questions, the Scripture itself and of course memorize 40-60 verses/passages in the process. THEY WORK SO HARD!!! They had their final meet yesterday in Boise - a really tough meet. After all that studying, they answer questions at the meet that are new or re-worded and recite verses as bonuses. They competed against 41 teams, many to the top teams being all 5th & 6th graders. Our team has two sixth graders and the rest are 1st, 2nd, & 3rd graders. O.k....... drum roll please...... THEY WON FIRST PLACE - WOO HOO - BRAVO!!!! This is one thrilled, proud and tired quizzing coach!!!!!

Jordan, Addie & Lexie receiving their trophies for having perfect memory in addition to memorizing the two challenge passages (over 60 verses in all)!

Lexie with her first trophy ever - she was so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Addie with her trophy:

Jordan - the ole pro - he's accomplished this award since he started quizzing - 5 years in a row!! He is graduating from junior quizzing this year (sniff sniff says the coach and mom) and will be heading on to teen quizzing next year which is even more challenging!!!!

OK - I'm done bragging for now (wink, wink). I'll have to post a video with them rattling off their memory verses - they make my head spin!!!!


Vonda said...

That is so amazing. Congratulations Jordan, Addie and Lexie as well as the rest of the team. You guys did great and I am looking forward to the video. Wow!

Bible Quizzing said...

Quizzing is such a great way to help kids study God's word. Our kids really enjoy it. Different style, different rules -- but still they learn the Word. Congrats to all!