Sara Swanson

Team Middle School victorious at MCSF Trivia Night!

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The winners! Team Middle School which included MMS teachers Matt Hall and Kerry Wolf, and Klager teacher Nick Niehaus, and spouses/friends. Photo courtesy of Theresa Herron.

The winners! Team Middle School which included MMS teachers Matt Hall and Kerry Wolf, and Klager teacher Nick Niehaus, and spouses/friends. Photo courtesy of Theresa Herron.

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The annual Manchester Community Schools Foundation Trivia Night is generally a nail-biter. But this year, the teams stayed neck-and-neck for most of the rounds until the winning team was announced. Team Middle School took the honors and won the coveted t-shirts.

The event is held in a team format, which allows one member with lots of sports knowledge to round out another team member who might know a lot about geography. Teams were quizzed on culture, sports, history, science, math, and other topics, with each round ending in a historical US President question, like “Which US President was able to read 2,000 words a minute with a 95% comprehension rate?” (Answer: Jimmy Carter). Answers are submitted in writing and scored by judges between rounds. Between rounds, individual participants were able to win a gift card from Wolf’s Westside, for their performance on “Heads or Tails” and “Sit Down If” games.

Additional sponsors for the event included Edward Jones, Manchester Middle School PTSA, Greene Manufacturing, Manchester Eye Care, and RD Kleinschmidt.

Participants helped raise money for the MCS Foundation, which supports teacher grants and programs in the Manchester Community Schools. For more info on the event, or to learn more about the Foundation and how you can support this worthy organization, please go to their page on the MCS website, manchesterschools.us under the tab “About Us.” Becoming a MCSF Patron is easy and can be done via PayPal, or by mailing a check.

All money raised by MCSF is returned to the district via grants to individual teachers and programs. Recently, MCSF has been able to support the Robotics Club with a $2,000 grant, and the MHS Engineering program with classroom supplies.

MHS Senior and Manchester Ladies Society member Amelia Herron provides a quick plug for the upcoming free Prom Dress Boutique, scheduled for March 17. Photo courtesy of Theresa Herron.

MHS Senior and Manchester Ladies Society member Amelia Herron provides a quick plug for the upcoming free Prom Dress Boutique, scheduled for March 17. Photo courtesy of Theresa Herron.

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The team with the winning table decoration consisted of the MCS Administration and Central Office staff, who called themselves “Team Trivia Newton John: Let’s Get Quizzical”. Photo courtesy of Theresa Herron.

Table decorations were judged by MCSF trustee Michelle Pink, and the table won a case of canned nuts donated by the Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan. Photo courtesy of Theresa Herron.

Table decorations were judged by MCSF trustee Michelle Pink, and the table won a case of canned nuts donated by the Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan. Photo courtesy of Theresa Herron.

 

Teams enjoy snacks between rounds, while they wait to hear the updated scores. Photo courtesy of Theresa Herron.

Teams enjoy snacks between rounds, while they wait to hear the updated scores. Photo courtesy of Theresa Herron.

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