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AUSTIN EDITION Fifth-graders second in state

From staff reports

Southgate Elementary School's Quiz Bowl team placed second in the state's fifth-grade division Tuesday afternoon.

The team had a score of 1,169, answering 93 percent of the questions correctly, according to a school district news release. This year's competition had 27 teams.

Southgate's score also was better than all but two of the scores from the 24 sixth-grade teams, which took the same quiz.

The Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl is a 100-question computer quiz scored both on percentage of right answers and the speed in which correct answers were recorded.

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Members of the Southgate team include Patricia Boonreuang, Ethan Larson, Ryan Mentz, Michael Molitor, Tommy Olmsted, Taylor Osmundson, Kelly Posthumus and Bob Sherman. Fifth-grade teacher Bill Kinney is the coach.

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