Bonduel students fare well at Bible Bowl

Contributed Photo Students who won medals at the seventh annual Wisconsin State-Wide Bible Bowl held April 1 in Wausau include, from left, front row, Jacob Moede, Megan Nowak, Thomas Reignier, Ben Schmidt, Elizabeth Schmidt, Hannah Schmidt; back row, Caitlin Johnson, Anna Palmer, Tyler Johnson, Abigail Palmer, Leah Schmidt and Dan Schmidt.

A team from St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bonduel won first place at the seventh annual Wisconsin State-Wide Bible Bowl held April 1 at Rib Mountain Lutheran Church in Wausau.

Members of the winning team were Hannah Schmidt, Ben Schmidt, Leah Schmidt and Elizabeth Schmidt. They were coached by Dave Doell.

The competition, for youngsters in grades 7-12, was on the Book of Matthew.

Another team from St. Paul, coached by Doell, placed fourth. Team members were Jake Moede, Jordan Moede, Thomas Reignier and Cooper Uelmen.

Teams from Trinity Lutheran in Athens and St. Paul Lutheran in Amherst took second and third, respectively

St. Paul-Bonduel students earning individual medals for their scores on the written part of the competition were Hannah Schmidt, first; Elizabeth Schmidt, second; Ben Schmidt, third; Thomas Reignier, fourth; Jacob Moede, sixth; Dan Schmidt, seventh; Leah Schmidt, eighth; Abigail Palmer, ninth; and Anna Palmer, 11th.

Pastor Mark Palmer, of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Bonduel, organized the event. In addition to the double-elimination tournament, the day included an opening devotion and prayer by D.J. Schult, assistant to the president, North Wisconsin District Lutheran Church, lunch and fellowship.