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Literacy council plans ‘Knowledge Bowl’

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Are you smarter than a high school student?

Can your church or business compete with today’s students?

The Roswell Literacy Council is holding its annual Knowledge Bowl on Sunday, March 31.

The bowl is open to teams of five, and local citizens are invited to participate against local high school teams. A team entry fee of $100 goes toward the council’s longtime goal of educating adults in Chaves County, but is waived for the first team from each school.

Teams have, in the past, come mostly from local service clubs — and competition is tough. Last year’s winner was the Altrusa Club of Roswell on a tie-breaker.

Are you and your friends smarter than a service club?

The contest is similar to the TV gameshow Jeopardy, but is open to as many as 40 teams.

It will be held in the Chaves County JOY Center, 1822 N. Montana Ave., and start promptly at 2 p.m.

The event includes two periods of 20 questions each. Later questions will be tougher with tie-breakers if needed.

The top high school and middle school will be recognized.

Questions have been developed by a committee in secret and will include history, civics, sports, culture, geography, music, current events and other areas. Questions have no religious, racial or political bias.

There is enough space for a maximum of 40 teams and teams must provide their own transportation. Space in the building is limited, so no cheering sections.

All funds will be spent on the mission of the Roswell Literacy Council to educate adults in the county.

To reserve a team spot, please mail or email to: Literacydir@gmail.com; Roswell Literacy Council, 609 W. 10th Street, Roswell, NM, 88201.

The council can be reached by phone at 575-625-1369.