The LISA Academy North Junior High Quiz Bowl team won third place in the 1A Junior High Quiz Bowl State competition on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the University of Arkansas Community College in Morrilton.

In addition, Samuel Wirges and Christopher Akel both were named to the All-Tournament Team and designated as having some of the highest individual scores of the day among all players.

"Our students represented LISA North very well, displaying excellent academics and preparation, good sportsmanship, determination and teamwork," said school spokesperson Heather Paddock. "We are so proud of our team."

She added, "Con-gratulations to all members of the team, including Rachel Ward, Jennie Finch, Samuel Wirges and Christopher Akel. Also attending the tournament were Misty Blackmon, Nisreen Akel, Scott and Angela Ward. Many thanks for their support!"