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Junior Bible Quiz team records top-5 finish

Published: Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

SOMONAUK - Somonauk Christian School’s Junior Bible Quiz Team placed fifth out of 20 teams at its third meet Jan. 18.

The three second-grade girls, Riley Dyon, Jovi Phillips and Savannah Steinhoff, led by coach David Steinhoff, traveled to Calvary Church in Naperville to compete against teams from all over northern Illinois. The girls competed in eight rounds, finishing a tough day of competition with a 6-2 score.

“This was a tough meet. Getting back into the swing of things after Christmas break was rough for everyone," David Steinhoff said. "These girls put their heart into these matches and I’m proud of them no matter how they finish.”

The girls will return to Calvary Church for another meet March 22.

Each student is required to memorize Bible verses and answers to biblical questions.

Junior Bible Quiz (JBQ) was created and designed to help children develop a love for the Bible and an understanding that its truth can guide their lives daily. Through cooperative learning, children work together on teams to learn and understand the questions and answers from the Bible Fact-Pak. Then, using cooperative competition, the children meet with other teams for a fun quizzing match. There are 20 questions in a match, with two teams of quizzers trying to beat each other to the buzzers to get the first shot at the answers. It has been said that JBQ is the fastest-growing discipleship program in children’s ministry.

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