A team of 20 Forsythe 6th graders again came in third place among ten teams in Michigan in the Knowledge Master Open, held on March 20, 2013. The KMO is a national knowledge contest that tests teams’ ability to answer questions in all the subject areas quickly and accurately. You can learn more about KMO at <greatauk.com>.
The Viking Auks scored 673 out of a perfect 1000 points, far above the national average of 571 and the state average of 579. First place in Michigan went to our perennial rivals Kinawa Middle School, in Okemos; they had 715 points. Nationally, Forsythe moved up to 38th out of 237 6th grade teams; last time we were 48th out of 210. The national champion was Sycamore School, in Indianapolis, with 885.
The members of our team were Adam Austerberry, Evan Barolo, Max Bayer, Will Chamberlain, Indigo Corvidae, Beatrix Dergis, Nathan Donnelly, Tohie Ichikawa, Leina Kaehr, Ella Kocher, Mallika Kothari, Keith Kozma, Julian Reinhart, Ben Rinvelt, Teddy Russell, David Thierbach, Kaede Tsuji, Cole Wagner, Luke Wertenberger, and Amalia Yoanides.
The KMO is a Forsythe club, open to all students, coached by Dan Ezekiel, assisted by Mike Shaw. Marni Arnett is the “team mom,” and she was assisted by Marcie Austerberry in organizing the snacks for the competition.
There is another competition competition for all grades in April.