Minnesota Service Cooperatives KNOWLEDGE BOWL® competitions are interdisciplinary academic contests designed for students in grades 9-12. During the contest, teams of students compete in written and oral rounds by answering questions related to all areas of learning typical of secondary educational programs. Questions test students’ recall, problem solving, and critical thinking skills. When the Minnesota Service Cooperative KNOWLEDGE BOWL® Senior High Program was introduced in 1979, eight school districts in West Central Minnesota participated. Participation has grown to over 800 teams from 285 school districts throughout Minnesota. This academic challenge now involves over 6,000 students each year.