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2016 1776 = a win

Platteville Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade teams competed in the Southwest Regional Quiz Bowl in Fennimore Thursday. The seventh-grade team — (from left) Kohler Zuehlke, Dylan Prestegard, Connor Timlin and Braelyn Mowry — finished first by dramatically betting all their points on the Final Jeopardy question of how old the U.S. will be July 4, while the eighth-grade team — Jackson Serkies, Jocelyn Gile, Isabel Bowers and Grace Deis — finished third. Prestegard finished first and Timlin second in seventh-grade individual, while Gile took third in eighth-grade individual.