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MHS team in top 16 in academic contest

By The Mercury

A team from Manhattan High earned one of the top 16 scores out of 58 competing teams at the Super Saturday qualifying event of the Quest High School Academic Competition on Dec. 1 at Washburn University.

The team will advance to the televised portion of the games and tapes their first match in January.

The televised Quest competition will air on KTWU from February through May 2013, when the champion will be named. More information is available at

Other schools earning one of the top 16 places and participating in the televised final contests will be Belle Plain High, Bishop Carroll High (Wichita), Blue Valley North High (Overland Park), Hayden High (Topeka), Independent School (Wichita), Junction City High; Lawrence High, Lawrence Free State High, Leavenworth High, Louisburg High, Mill Valley High (Shawnee), Rolla High, Topeka West High, Washburn Rural High (Topeka), Washington County High and Wichita East High.

The contest allows teams of high school students from across Kansas to compete against one another in answering questions on topics such as math, science, art, literature and history. Teams earning the top 16 scores advance to the televised finals.

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