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Church members compete to enter Knowledge Bowl (w/video)

By Sara Sneath
Feb. 16, 2014 at 9:02 p.m.
Updated Feb. 16, 2014 at 8:17 p.m.

Skip Mozisek, left, and Bard Letsinger, right, quizzed six  Renegade Church members to pick the last two teammates to represent the church at Friday's Knowledge Bowl.

Six members of Renegade Church dusted off their thinking caps Sunday night in a head-to-head challenge to become the last two teammates of the church's Knowledge Bowl team.

Bard Letsinger, the lead pastor, said he and Skip Mozisek, the worship pastor, wanted a fair way to pick two church members to represent the church in the Knowledge Bowl on Friday. Letsinger and Mozisek will be two of the four-member team.

Their idea materialized into a mini knowledge bowl in which the interested church members competed to fill the last two slots on the team Sunday. An hour and a half and 25 questions later, Sarah Rush, 53, and Mark Mozisek, 53, both of Victoria, were named the winners.

Rush, who has taught school in Victoria for 29 years, said the Knowledge Bowl is for a good cause.

"I like the idea of them raising money for the Victoria Adult Literacy Council," she said.

Rush said the Renegade Church team had a "pretty good" chance of winning Friday.

Rush describes herself as a trivia nut and avid reader.

This year marks the 21st annual Knowledge Bowl, a multi-subject competition involving teams of four players that benefits the Victoria Adult Literacy Council, said Stacey Milberger, literacy council executive director.

The council has been running advertisements in The Victoria Advocate that will eventually give away three questions and three answers to the upcoming competition. There will be six to eight ads in total, she said.

This year will be the first time the church is represented in the competition, but it will not be the last, Letsinger said.

"We'll do it again next year," Letsinger said of the mini knowledge bowl.



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