• KNOWLEDGE BOWL™ - STATE competitions are interdisciplinary academic contests. Questions test student's recall, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills. During the contest, teams compete in written and oral rounds by answering questions related to all areas of learning, typical of secondary educational programs.

    Selecting a team for competition can be conducted in various ways. The selection process is left up to each school district.

    Grade Levels: Statewide and regionally for teams of 5 students - for grades 9 through 12. Regionally for teams of 6 students - for grades 7 and 8.

    Written Round: Each competition consists of one round of sixty multiple choice written questions. One point is awarded for each correctly answered question; points are not deducted for incorrect answers. The written round scores determine team placement for the oral rounds.

    Oral Round: In an oral round, forty-five questions are asked. One team member serves as an alternate, so only four members compete during the oral round (at Jr. High level, we allow five on a team). The reader asks the question orally and the teams press down on a pressure sensitive strip attached to a computer when they think they can answer the question. After buzzing in, team members may discuss their answer with one another before providing the judge with a final answer. An appointed spokesperson is the official answer person for each team. Points are awarded for correctly answered questions.
    The 2025 STATE KNOWLEDGE BOWL Meet will be held on
    Thursday and Friday, April 10 & 11, 2025 at Cragun's Resort
    Click for 2024 State KB Book                                               Click for A Final Scores  
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    2024 State Knowledge Bowl Winners

    Class A 

    Class AA

    Class AAA

    1st Place: MN New Country School

    1st Place:  New Ulm (Purple)

    1st Place: Edina

    MN New Country School

    New Ulm Purple


    2nd Place: Fosston

    2nd Place: New Ulm (Ivory)

    2nd Place: Sartell-St. Stephen


    New Ulm Ivory

    Sartell-St. Stephen

    3rd Place: St. Clair

    3rd Place: Melrose

    3rd Place: Northfield (Maroon)

    St. Clair


    Northfield Maroon

    4th Place: Warroad

    4th Place: Park Christian

    4th Place: Holy Family Catholic


    Park Christian

    Holy Family Catholic

    2024 Heritage Spirit Winners

    Class A

    Class AA

    Class AAA

    Wadena-Deer Creek

    St. John's Prep

    Duluth East (Red)

    Waden- Deer Creek

    St. John's Prep

    Duluth East Red

    For more information:
    Monica Thompson - KB Coordinator - mthompson@lcsc.org
    Jolene King - KB Assistant - jking@lcsc.org
    Past State Knowledge Bowl Scoresheets: CLICK HERE