Vermont-NEA Scholars' Bowl

Fall Knowledge Master Open

Hanover (N.H.) High School turned in a record finish as a record number of Vermont teams competed in the Knowledge Master Open on December 3, 2003.

The Marauders scored 1715 point and placed fourth overall to lead a field of 13 Vermont schools among the 872 that competed around the world in the multiple-choice, computerized competition. Hanover broke Vermont-NEA Scholars' Bowl records in score and placement with the strong results.

Hanover, which has been the top scoring Vermont-NEA Scholars' Bowl team for five straight KMOs, correctly answered 190 of 200 questions and its score came out of a possible 2000. It was the second straight Open in which Hanover eclipsed 1700 points (1710 points, eighth place in Spring 2003) and it surpassed Burlington's state records of 1711 points and sixth-place overall set during the 1999-2000 school year.

Champlain Valley also turned in a strong showing, to top the intra-Vermont competition for the fifth straight KMO. The Crusaders were 27th overall with 1591 points on 193 correct answers. Essex (1533 points, 59th overall) also cracked the 1500-point barrier. Full results for Vermont teams are listed below.

Thomas Jeffereson High School for Science and Technology of Alexandria, Va., was the overall champion with 1814 points. The only other schools to beat Hanover were Montgomery Blair (Silver Spring, Md.) and High Technology High (Lincroft, N.J.).

Results for Vermont Teams
(872 teams competed overall)

National Rank School Correct Answers Total Points
4 Hanover 190 1715
27 Champlain Valley 193 1591
59 Essex 186 1533
296 Mt. Mansfield 174 1307
341 Thetford 173 1282
353 Burlington 174 1274
373 Montpelier 168 1262
557 Mt. Abraham 159 1147
644 Spaulding 141 1078
663 North Country 145 1069
738 Lake Region 142 1006
769 Richford 151 970
789 Blue Mountain 140 948

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