Capital Contest Held in Grants Pass

May 01, 2012 | Harry Smedes

The Grants Pass (Ore.) Adventist School recently held its third-annual contest between all six kindergarteners and six students randomly selected from the fifth- and sixth-grade class. This year's contest tested which group could correctly name a state when its capital was given. First, one class and then the other was given the name of a state capital by the judge, and then they named the state.

After going through all states and U.S. possessions, the kindergarteners won by one point, to the chagrin of the older students, who politely shook hands with the winners and complimented them.

The kindergarten class, led by teacher Terah Heinrich, has won two out of the three times.