The fun challenge at the fourth Bible quiz meet, Sunday, Feb. 7, at Zion Mennonite Church, was to show team spirit by best displaying team names.
With so many creative ideas, it was a hard task to choose which three teams received prize boxes.
Carrying pillows, outfitted in pajamas and dozing off during their team cheer was “Fallen Asleep” from Zion with members Josh Leichty, Jonny Lantz, Katie Yoder, Zach Zimmerman, Hannah and Meg Short.
With a cell phone commercial and answering machine messages was “So-Called” from Central Mennonite. Members are Caleb McQuillin, Elise Sauder, Lydia Wyse, Alex Bilen, Molly Bruner and Mackenzie Riegsecker.
Donning cowboy hats, carrying stuffed animals and singing “Wild Thing,” Lockport’s “Wild Beasts” members are Isaac Dahl, Luke Graber, Phillip Nafziger, Eliot and Seth Nofziger.
Quizzers have really stepped up to the inspiring material of I and II Corinthians. Eighty-eight have already answered a biblical question.
A season-high of 20 youth quizzed out in all of their matches Sunday; nine also quizzed out in all their previous matches. They are Tony King, West Clinton; Paul Schoenhals, Central; Seth and Eliot Nofziger, Lockport; Ciara Caldwell and Tiannah Sheets, Poplar Ridge; Alexis, Collin and Whitney Stamm, Sand Ridge.
Also quizzing out three times Sunday were Elise Sauder, Central; Ryan King, Hope Nofziger and Wesley Short, Lockport; Jacque Seigneur, North Clinton; Kasen Culler, Jacob and Jessica Hoffman, Sonrise Community Church; Katie Yoder, Aaron and Zach Zimmerman, Zion.
For the season, 34 quizzers have quoted warm-up memory questions, including chapter and verse. Jacque Seigneur, North Clinton, correctly quoted all six possible memory questions in her matches on Sunday. Tony King, first-year West Clinton quizzer, leads in the memory category. The next five, along with Jacque, are April Short, Eliot Nofziger, Phillip Nafziger, and Ciara Caldwell.
“Fallen Asleep” and “Shipwrecked,” Lockport, won all three of their matches Sunday and tied for the third-highest average score of 142. “Wild Beasts” and “Simply” from Sand Ridge lead the area with 12- 0 records and were the top scoring teams Sunday, with an average of 150 and 168 points, respectively.
The fifth meet is at 6 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 14, at Poplar Ridge Church of the Brethren. Quizzing material is II Corinthians, chapters 5 through 8.