Freshmen Knowledge Bowl 2014
By CASSANDRA REYES The fourth annual Malden High School Knowledge Bowl was hosted this year on June 6, 2014. Knowledge Bowl is a competition between all freshmen in all four houses of MHS. The freshmen represent their house by competing in various challenges. Students and teachers dress in colors corresponding to their house. Signs are plastered in the halls and posters are made. Whether it be a push-up competition or solving a quadratic equation, the competition is intense. The day-long event consisted of many events, such as dance competitions held in the auditorium, free-throw shooting in the gym, and tasks that tested their intelligence. Boyle House freshman Lucia Ramos said that “[the dancing] was the most entertaining part.” Knowledge Bowl volunteer and sophomore Melyssa Ferreira said “volunteering at Knowledge Bowl this year brought back so many fun memories from last year.” After being doubted by their peers, Brunelli House made a comeback by being crowned Knowledge Bowl champions, for the first time in school history. Brunelli House freshman Andy Tham said that “Knowledge Bowl was a great way to test [everyone’s skills].” Tham also expressed that the competition “helped [him] see how much of a competitor [he and his peers] are.” Blue and gold member and freshman Felicia Fallano expressed that “winning for the first time made everyone in Brunelli House feel really proud.” Although the Class of 2017’s Knowledge Bowl experience is over, it gave them an exciting way to wrap up their first year at MHS, and the school tradition is sure to continue.