The newly formed Batesburg-Leesville Academic Bowl team traveled to Laurens High School on January 15 to participate in the WPEC (Western Piedmont Education Consortium) Academic Bowl. Eight high schools, including Batesburg-Leesville, Clinton, Emerald, Laurens, Mid-Carolina, Newberry, Ninety-Six and Ware Shoals were invited to participate. Students answer questions in the subject areas of math, English/language arts, science, social studies and ﬁne arts. An overall winner will be determined by the total number of questions correctly answered by a team during all of the mini bowl dates. The Batesburg-Leesville High team is comprised of students in grades 9 -12 and every student that attends the mini bowls will participate. B-L High Academic Bowl team members include: Malaysia Barr, Skyler Brazil, Lexie Coleman, Kirkland Dukes, Ryan Duvall, Jordan Eidson, Kay- cie Frady, Clint Harmon, Karlee Mabus, Sydnee Patrick, Brittney Rodgers, Ceme- lia Shaw, Alex Shealy, Kaitlyn Shumpert, Reece Spradley, Hattie Grace Summers, Mariah Swygert, Brittany Temples and Glenn Williams. Team sponsors are Dr. Lisa Allison, Kim Baxley and Marshall Harvey.
BY JUDY TURNER FOX