For 40 years, area Bible quiz has been a fun, family activity. Younger children grow up watching older youth, often their siblings, study the scriptures and compete at meets.
This year nearly half of the 73 participants have a sibling quizzing with them. Four churches have participated nearly every year since 1969: Central, Lockport, North Clinton and West Clinton Mennonite.
Quizzers from many other churches and denominations have participated in Bible Quiz throughout the years. St. John’s, after a hiatus, rejoined the quizzing program four years ago.
On Sunday, Feb. 22, it was their quizzing friends who cheered as Descendants of Abe, from St John’s, received the day’s top-scoring traveling trophy, averaging 140 points per match. Members are Jacob Gobrogge, Morgan Ducey, Ryan and Amy Christman, Chris and Tyler Jennings, Brandon and Colin Lehman.
Averaging 127 points was Endures, rural West Unity, with April and Melissa Short, Whitney, Collin and Alexis Stamm.
With only four of six quizzers able to attend, Forbidden Fruit, West Clinton, won all three matches and had the third highest score, averaging 125 points per match. Members: Shelby Miller, Kathryn Roth, Emily Short, and Clarie Waidelich.
With many close matches in the two round-robin divisions, Journey, North Clinton, was the only other team to win all their matches. They had the fourth highest average score of 108. Members: Lorenzo McKeever, Perry Andre, Nathan McClarren, and Chris Schroeder.
Eleven youth quizzed out in all their matches: Jacob Gobrogge and Morgan Ducey, St John’s; Lorenzo McKeever, North Clinton; Emily Short and Shelby Miller, West Clinton; Elise Sauder and John Schoenhals, Central; Seth Nofziger, Lockport; Ciara Caldwell, Poplar Ridge; Collin Stamm, Sand Ridge; Jacob Karnes, Sonrise.
The two groups of seven teams will complete round robin quizzing, Sunday, March 8, 2 p.m., at West Clinton. Scripture will cover Genesis 28-30. Information: nwobiblequiz.legendscalc. com.