Created: Wed, 05 Mar 2014 06:32:00 CST
Updated: Thu, 06 Mar 2014 08:25:36 CST
It wasn't your typical school day for nearly 350 students. On Wednesday Students put their knowledge to the test in a quiz bowl competition.
"The kids love being here. They are constantly asking me in the hallway...what bracket are were in? So it's just like an athlete...they are trying to get themselves ready and not having been a coach I don't know what strategies coaches use but they all talk to their kids before they actually come in to compete," said Bob Lungrin, ESU 10 Director of Professional Development.
And, just like athletes it takes practice to become a winner.
"There's a lot of literature that goes on plus practice tests that they can take a look at," said Bob.
"It's really fun to get up there and do well and those butterflies go away," said Gracie Williams.
Broken Bow 8th grader Gracie Williams is a member of last year's championship team...and she's looking to repeat.
"I think there are a lot of very talented teams from each school that's participating and I'm very excited to go up and see who gets into the final rounds and see if we might win again this year," said Gracie.
But, it's not just the students who look forward to the competition every year.
"Probably the thing that excites me the most about this is that in our job we get to work with the teacher all the time, but it's very exciting to have the students come in and participate and just be around the kids for a whole day...they really provide us with a lot of energy," said Bob.
The quiz bowl was put on by Educational Service unit 10. The Grand Island School district took home the gold. Shelton came in at a close second.