Brain Games 2004 Finishes with Many Winners

Two bells dinged almost simultaneously as Morgan Bailey and Andrew Schnell faced off to answer the question—Where did William Shakespeare hold many of his plays?—that would break the tie and decide the grand first-place winner in the Brain Games history competition. Both knew the answer (the Globe), but Morgan was a smidgen quicker on the bell. Cheers erupted for Morgan as she took first-place.

Parents proudly watched as 28 competitors were recognized Tuesday evening at the awards ceremony. In addition to gold, silver, and bronze medals, winners also took home Gem State Adventist Academy scholarships, T-shirts, and prizes donated by area businesses.

Southern Idaho seventh- and eighth-grade students came to Gem State Adventist Academy to compete in the subjects of history, math/science, art, music, and Bible. Others wrote persuasive essays, solved brain teasers, and competed in computer graphics.

The event, sponsored by Gem State Adventist Academy, was a huge success. For information about next year's Brain Games, call (208) 459-1627 or visit Gem State's Web site at

February 01, 2005 / Idaho Conference