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2018 Hispanic Heritage Knowledge Bowl Champions!

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, the Hispanic Professionals Association of Tyler (HPAT) along with Tyler Junior College hosted the inaugural 2018 Hispanic Heritage Knowledge Bowl on Saturday, October 13 held at the Rogers Nursing & Health Sciences Building of Tyler Junior College.

Hispanic/Latino Americans have made significant contributions to the United States and have played a prominent role in the story of America.  When students learn their histories and develop a sense of pride in their identity, research has demonstrated a positive correlation for student performance. Beyond students who identify with Hispanic/Latino history, it is equally important for all students to learn the history of a diverse set of people who came together to build America. It is not just Hispanic history—it is American history.

Middle school teams from area schools were invited to participate in the bowl games… similar to a game of Jeopardy.  Two teams at a time competed against each other in 7 minute single elimination rounds.  Moore Middle School entered the competition with a team of four students and came away with a 1st place win!!  Team members pictured from left to right are Marianna Ramirez, Zhamira Nunez, Natalie Gomez, and Angela Ruelas.  The team was coached by Paula Stephenson.

A fun and educational time was had by all who participated, and Moore is very proud of our Mustangs!!

Hispanic Heritage Knowledge Bowl Champions