Vermont-NEA Scholars' Bowl

Spring Knowledge Master Open

Hanover (N.H.) High School capped off two years of dominance in Vermont and New Hamsphire competition with another record-setting performance in the Spring Knowledge Master Open on April 21, 2004.

The Marauders, fresh off their second straight sweep of the Twins States' state championships, tied their own state mark by score 1715 out of a possbile 2000 points in the computerized, multiple-choice competition. Hanover, which also had 1715 in placing fourth nationally in the fall edition of the twice-annual event, slipped to sixth in the standings but still easily outdistanced all competitors in New England.

Hanover answered 189 of the 200 questions correctly, in scoring more than 1700 points for the third straight KMO.

Champlain Valley, the top team in Vermont for the sixth straight KMO, also faired well, hitting 188 questions for 1639 points and a 17th-overall placement. Thetford (1263 points, 320th overall) was third among the eight Vermont teams competing. Full results for the Vermont teams are listed below.

Thomas Jeffereson High School for Science and Technology of Alexandria, Va., was the overall champion with 1844 points.

Results for Vermont Teams
(838 teams competed overall)

National Rank School Correct Answers Total Points
6 Hanover 189 1715
17 Champlain Valley 188 1639
320 Thetford 167 1263
407 Montpelier 172 1200
591 Burlington 149 1068
662 North Country 148 1016
740 Richford 133 913
758 Blue Mountain 138 884

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