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Brainerd High School Knowledge Bowl teams Elena Hirst (left), Alex Ryan, Adam We

Area students ready to show knowledge


President Ford awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to what composer of songs that include “This Is the Army” and “God Bless America?”

How long did it take you to answer Irving Berlin? 

Brainerd and Pierz high school Knowledge Bowl team members have done a good job in answering questions like these  — and many of them — as fast as they can as they qualified to compete in the 2011 Minnesota state e Tournament.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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