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CALVARY BAPTIST ACADEMY: Bible quizzing teams to take part in tournament

by By PAIGE HEIPLE and DALE PEARCE, , Gazette Student News Reporters on April 05, 2013 10:50 AM

CLYMER — On March 23, two Bible quizzing teams left Calvary Baptist Academy bright and early and made their way to Carlisle. The two teams participated in the annual Keystone Christian Education Association (KCEA) Bible Quizzing Tournament. The students studied hard and prepared themselves for this exciting day of quizzing, which covered the New Testament book of Acts.

Four seniors, two juniors and two freshmen made up the two teams. The four seniors — Paige Heiple, Diana Marshall, Lauren Wolfe and HyunSeung Woo — made up the first senior high team.

The two juniors, Matthew Hilliard and Andy Knupp, and the two freshmen, Rachel Covato and Brittany Prugh, made up the second senior high team. 

Three other senior high teams came to the tournament from all over Pennsylvania. The three teams were from Sellersville, Hanover and Bensalem. All the students who came enjoyed seeing friends again, as well as remembering fun, past moments. The students looked forward to quizzing against each other once again.

The rules of the tournament required two losses before a team was eliminated. After a hard fight, the junior and freshmen team came in fifth with two immediate losses. The senior team lasted longer in the tournament and managed to snag third place. Two students procured places on the all-tournament team. 

Both Lauren and Paige made the all-tournament team, with Lauren answering 15 questions and Paige answering 11. For the seniors this was their last Bible quiz tournament.

On March 15-16, Lauren and Isaiah Sharp, a freshman, participated in KCEA All-State Band. Students from all over the state came to West Chester Bible Baptist Church to participate in this event. The students first had to meet academic and musical requirements and prove proficient in their particular instruments. They met together and practiced one day and then performed a concert for the public the following day. The students played a total of 10 pieces ranging from sacred to patriotic genres under the direction of Eric Woods, the band director at the Bob Jones Christian Academy in Greenville, S.C. 


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