By Jeff Harrison
Midwest City Beacon
Students put on their thinking caps last Thursday for the Mid-Del Elementary Brain Bowl.
Teams competed against district elementary schools in the competition. Students used logic and creative thinking to solve riddles, word play and math puzzles.
Epperly Heights won the competition with 320 points. The team included Jaydalee Davila, London Williams, Kaitly Mauk, Samuel Berry and Kashtyn Marquardt, and teacher Dr. Regina Hein. Country Estates was runner-up with 290 points and Soldier Creek took third with 285.
“It’s a competition and provides additional enrichment for our kiddos and creative thinking,” said Nina Coerver, instructional facilitator for Mid-Del Schools. “They really look forward to it.”
The Brain Bowl was open to fifth-grade students in the advanced learning program. Each elementary school was represented. Teams included six or more students, with three playing in the contest at once.
Students had several practices in advance of the Brain Bowl.