Results are in! Forty-three teams signed up for the 2016-17 GREAT PLAINS THINKING CAP QUIZ BOWL so we are awarding 1 place in each grade level. Teams from Kansas and Nebraska participated. Congratulations to all our takers! A trophy and individual ribbons will be sent after Thanksgiving to these teams.

Winning first place in the 7th grade pool is the team from St. Margaret Mary in Omaha, Nebraska with their great 1118.

The top score of the day as well as the top 8th grade score, a super 1191, was earned by the 8th grade team from Gretna Middle School in Gretna, Nebraska

If you and your students enjoyed this contest, we’d love to have you participate in our spring nationwide internet contest called America Answers. If you haven’t signed up yet, you can find information and an entry form on our website. This contest has a 2 week period of time to complete so it should accommodate your busy spring schedules. The dates next spring are April 10 – April 21. Thank you so much for your participation and we look forward to having you again this spring or next fall.


7th Grade Results
Rank Overall School City, State Score Percent Grade #Members
1 8 St. Margaret Mary Omaha, Nebraska 1118 86% 7 28
2 9 St. Margaret Mary Omaha, Nebraska 1106 88% 7 26
3 10 Gretna Middle School Gretna, Nebraska 1104 88% 7 5
4 13 Andover Middle School Andover, Kansas 1096 89% 7 18
5 14 Andover Central Middle School Andover, Kansas 1090 90% 7 5
6 15 Christ The King School Topeka, Kansas 1089 86% 7 6
7 18 Kiewit Middle School Omaha, Nebraska 1056 84% 7 8
8 23 Westridge Middle School Grand Island, Nebraska 983 79% 7 4
9 25 R. J. Barr Middle School Grand Island, Nebraska 950 83% 7 3
10 26 R. J. Barr Middle School Grand Island, Nebraska 921 81% 7 3
11 28 C.L. Jones Middle School Minden, Nebraska 911 75% 7 13
12 30 Westridge Middle School Grand Island, Nebraska 907 75% 7 5
13 31 Logan Fontenelle Middle School Bellevue, Nebraska 892 79% 7 5
14 35 Westridge Middle School Grand Island, Nebraska 863 74% 7 8
15 38 Westridge Middle School Grand Island, Nebraska 852 77% 7 6
16 39 St. Stephen the Martyr Omaha, Nebraska 838 72% 7 4
17 40 Anselmor-Merna School Merna, Nebraska 826 73% 7 14
18 42 Rawlins County School Atwood, Kansas 756 71% 7 7
8th Grade Results
Rank Overall School City, State Score Percent Grade #Members
1 1 Gretna Middle School Gretna, Nebraska 1191 89% 8 5
2 2 Anselmor-Merna School Merna, Nebraska 1180 91% 8 10
3 3 St. Margaret Mary Omaha, Nebraska 1167 92% 8 32
4 4 Westridge Middle School Grand Island, Nebraska 1157 88% 8 8
5 5 St. Stephen the Martyr Omaha, Nebraska 1145 90% 8 5
6 6 Holdrege Middle School Holdrege, Nebraska 1132 91% 8 14
7 7 Christ The King School Topeka, Kansas 1122 90% 8 5
8 11 Logan Fontenelle Middle School Bellevue, Nebraska 1101 84% 8 8
9 12 Kiewit Middle School Omaha, Nebraska 1099 83% 8 8
10 16 St. Margaret Mary Omaha, Nebraska 1087 87% 8 32
11 17 Andover Central Middle School Andover, Kansas 1062 86% 8 12
12 19 Westridge Middle School Grand Island, Nebraska 1051 86% 8 6
13 20 Andover Middle School Andover, Kansas 1032 88% 8 13
14 21 R. J. Barr Middle School Grand Island, Nebraska 1018 86% 8 3
15 22 Medicine Lodge Jr/Sr High School Medicine Lodge, Kansas 1016 83% 8 5
16 24 Pope John XXIII Central Catholic Elgin, Nebraska 954 77% 8 17
17 27 Waverly Middle School Waverly, Nebraska 914 75% 8 22
18 29 Westridge Middle School Grand Island, Nebraska 909 73% 8 4
19 32 South Sioux City Middle School South Sioux City, Nebraska 884 74% 8 8
20 33 Bridgeport Public School Bridgeport, Nebraska 877 74% 8 17
21 34 Circle Middle School Benton, Kansas 872 76% 8 2
22 36 Rawlins County School Atwood, Kansas 856 81% 8 5
23 37 Walnut Middle School Grand Island, Nebraska 855 73% 8 12
24 41 David City Middle School David City, Iowa 758 73% 8 5
Teams Not Reported
Team / School City, State
Walnut Middle School #4 Grand Island, Nebraska