2011 Annual Power of Knowledge Tournament Winners Announced
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RIDGWAY – Eighteen teams from area schools competed for the top three spots in the San Miguel Power Association's16th annual Power of Knowledge Tournament at the Ridgway Secondary School on Saturday, May 7. Group teams from elementary, middle and high school classes in Ouray, Ridgway, Telluride, Nucla/Naturita, Norwood and a home school group participated.

“Every year we’re more and more impressed by the students,” said event organizer, Becky Mashburn. “They work hard all season. Some compete around the state, but others don’t have that opportunity. Our tournament gives every team a chance to compete.”

Each team took a 40-question written test to determine their placement in the oral rounds; the remainder of the tournament consisted of four 40-question oral rounds, in which teams responded to questions.

The tournament consists of five rounds in both written and oral exams.


Elementary Division:

First Place: Ouray Elementary Team One
Team Members: Tristan Sheilds, Mackenzie Gibbs, Maria Crandall

Second Place: Telluride Elementary Team 2
Team Members: Feja Perin, JJ Belka, Mark Imparato, Sarah Kohari

Third Place: Ouray Elementary Team Two
Team Members: Evan Vann, Taylor Trotti, Nicholas Kersen

Middle School Division:

First Place: Ouray Middle School Team
Team Members: Julia Vann, Marco Nandin, Eli Crandall
Team Members: Emily Mandaville, Isabella Greischel, Delaney Heusgen

Third Place: Norwood Middle School Team One
Team Members: Destanie Bulter, Brady Barkemeyer, Daina Love, Nataly Gonzalez

High School Division:

First Place: Ouray High School Team
Team Members: Charles MacCraiger, Nicholas Pieper, Kaleb Sackman

Second Place: Telluride High School Team
Team Members: Brian Ensor, Jackson Blanks, Lizzie MacMillan, Amber Furnee

Third Place: Archer Home School Team
Team Members: Kate Archer, Ethan Archer

The tournament concluded with the awarding of trophies; all participants received a complimentary sweatshirt blanket embroidered by Katie Alexander of The Coach’s Mother. SMPA thanks the many volunteers who made the event possible and the Ridgway Secondary School Music Department for serving breakfast and lunch.

San Miguel Power Association is a member-owned, locally controlled rural electric cooperative with offices in Nucla and Ridgway that takes, as its mission, to demonstrate corporate responsibility and community service while providing safe, reliable, cost effective and environmentally responsible electrical service. SMPA serves approximately 9,600 members and 13,000 meters and supports local communities with $200,000 annually in property taxes.

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