SOUTH SOUND: Area teens to compete in Knowledge Bowl

Two South Sound teenagers are headed to the state Knowledge Bowl.

Ben Mishkin and Aime Nguyen, seniors at the Charles Wright Academy in University Place, will participate March 27 in the State 3A Knowledge Bowl Competition in Richland.

Charles Wright is a private academy serving students from preschool through high school. The academy’s knowledge bowl team has won seven state titles in nine years.

Other schools competing are North Thurston High School, Camas, Columbia River, Port Angeles, West Valley in Yakima, Mount Spokane, North Central, Lakeside in Seattle, Bellevue, Interlake and Peninsula. Defending 3A state champion Kennedy High School will not compete this year.