You know it’s Bible Quiz time when you see local youth carrying small scripture portions with them as they search for answers… this year, from the book of John.
The 2012 Bible Quiz season got off to a great start, Sunday, Jan. 8, at West Clinton Mennonite Church, with 85 quizzers.
Gracing the roster this year are 17 teams from 10 area churches, including Central and Zion Mennonite, Archbold; Eastland Baptist, Bryan; Sonrise Community, Ney; First Baptist and Lockport Mennonite, Stryker; North Clinton, Tedrow and West Clinton Mennonite, Wauseon; and Living Hope Free Methodist, West Unity.
Many of the sponsoring churches welcome area youth between the ages of 12 and 20 to participate on their church teams.
Twenty-nine matches took place in five rooms, with each team quizzing three or four times.
Two memory questions, along with 18 scripture questions, are asked per match.
The top scoring team for the day was “Plotted Against,” Lockport, averaging 163 points in three matches. Members are Cara Foor, Hannah Groeneweg, Tony King and Caleb Short.
Second was “Single,” Lockport, averaging 155 points in four matches, with Isaac Dahl, Ryan King, Melissa Kinkaid, Hope Nofziger and Madalyn Roth.
Lockport coaches are Cindy Kinkaid, Kevin and Rebecca Short.
Placing third with an average of 148 points was Zion’s “AmIAJew?”Membersare brother and sister, Cameron and Hannah Short; Nathan Yoder; and brothers, Ben and Zach Zimmerman. Zion coaches are Stan and Sue Short.
Central’s team, “Strangers,” was also recognized for having the highest percentage of rookies for team members as Alan Donnett, _________________________ Michael Short and Taylor Vernot joined returning quizzer Miriam Wyse.
“Strangers,” along with the top three teams, entertained the crowd by seeing who was the fastest at “rebuilding the temple” (John 2:19) with Jenga blocks.
The next meet is Sunday, Jan. 15, 2 p.m. Prizes will be given to the teams with the most enthusiastic fans. For more information, contact the new area coordinator, John Dinius, Archbold, or visit www.nwobiblequiz.org.
Hold your child’s hand every chance you get.–H. Jackson Brown, Jr.