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Page 6 Whe cws-q xarnlner" newspaper in the really cares about the Bear Lake Valley - The only world that CES holds annual academic bowl PHOTOS SUBMITTED BY JAN MOODY Students at Cokeville Elementary have spent the past few months partici- pating in their annual Academic Bowl. Students were placed in teams with each.grade represented. They. were asked grade appropriate questions and the first team to earn 10 points went on to the next round. It was a double elimination tournament. The final four teams played April 11. Competing in the Championship were Teams 2 and 17. Coming out on top was Team 2 also with a 10-9 victory. They included: Dakota Vierig, Jaxon Weske, Kallianne Toomer, Eli Linford, Nathan Weske and Kaylie Cornia. Second place was Team 17 including: Emmett Macky, Connor Viehweg, Tyler Moyes, Brenda Bencomo and Braden Johnson. For third and fourth place, it was Teams 12 and 5. The team coming out on top was Team 5 with a 10-9 victory. Members of Team 5 included: Tyleigh Dayton, Rusty Birch, Jasmin Delgado, Brookelle Hatch, Kendra Cook and Andrew Thomas. Team 12 included: Micah Petersen, Erica Koehler, Kayla Teichert, Ethan Bird, Malory Hoffman and Ammon Teichert. Cokeville High holds Mr. CHS Contest Jan Moody News correspondent The first ever Mr. CHS Contest was held April 11 in the Cokev- ille High School Audi- torium. There were 10 con- testants in this year's competition, Nate Clark, Braxton Del- gado, Jonathan Fiscus, Brock Teichert, Macen Petersen, Colter Vie- hweg, Cody Nate, Col- When the votes were ter Linford, Thomas tallied, Tyrel Toomer Tonga and Tyrel Toom- was crowned king with er. Brock Teichert as first Each Contestant par- runner-up and Colter ticipated in an opening Linford as second run- dance number cho- reographed bLy - Colter ner-up. Linford to t,e song, Announcers for the evening were Tessa She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy. Then, each contes- Teichert and Marissa tant presented a talent Pope. and dance followed by The contest was a question and answer sponsored by the CHS period. Student Council. April 24, 2013 TAMMY STEPHENs/THE NEws-EXAMINER Juniors concentrate as they take the SAT test at Bear Lake High School last Wednesday. The Idaho State Board of Education has implemented gradu- ation requirements that dictate juniors must take a standardized test before the end of their junior year, and the Legislature approved funding for the SAT so juniors don't have to pay to take it. BL juniors take SAT Tammy Stephens News-Examiner reporter All but a few juniors at Bear Lake High School took the Scholastic Ap- titude Test (SAT) during the regular school day last Wednesday. Because of the new graduation requirements proposed by the Idaho State Board of Education starting with the class of 2013, all students must take a stan- dardized test in order to graduate. This was the second year students took the SAT for free and during the regular school day. Idaho taxpayers paid nearly $1 million for students to take the SAT test, which was selected based on a competitive bid process. The College Board, which administers the test, has a one-year contract to do so. These new graduation require- ments were put in place to ensure more students graduate from high school prepared to go on to postsec- ondary education or the workforce. Among these requirements, students must take an additional year of math and science as well as completing a college entrance exam before the end of their junior year. Students could choose an alternate test, such as the ACT or Compass Test, but they would have to_pay for it thems.elves and take it on the offered weekends. The Idaho Department of Edu- cation says its goal is to have every student ready for college or some sort of career path. The Legislature voted in favor of this payment and the accompanying requirement back in 2007 when money wasn't as big of an issue as it currently is in Idaho s economic climate. The money was actually appropriated by the 2011 Legislature, and April 2012 was the firstyear for the SAT test for juniors. The state education department says it selected the SAT, among the factors, because it offered practice tests in advance of the actual exam and student who find they need helpin some area can retake the test in their senior year. The SAT exam measures reading, math, writing skills and general knowledge. Students who were absent for Wednesday's test may take it on the upcoming make-up test date. More information can be obtained from the high school. JAN MOODY / THE NEws-EXAMINER Participants in the Mr. CHS contest were Jonathan Fiscus, Nate Clark, Thomas Tonga, Braxton Delgado, first runner-up Brock Teichert, king Tyrel Toomer, second runner-up Colter Linford, Macen Petersen, Cody Nate, Col- ter Viehweg.