Mirror Lake students dominate trivia contest

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 10:47
  • From left, Mirror Lake Middle School students Shannon Brion, Caitlin McGinnis, Josh Saylor and Jolie Robison pose for a photo following the Anchorage Wild Life Trivia contest on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Brion took third place, McGinnis was first, Saylor finished sixth and Robison was fifth. (Photo courtesy Alex Hagler)

Mirror Lake Middle School students know their stuff.

The Coyotes were a howling success at this year’s Big Wild Life Trivia Contest, with Caitlin McGinnis winning the overall title to lead four MLMS students in the top six spots at the citywide contest.

Shannon Brion placed third in the event, which is sponsored by Visit Anchorage and the Anchorage School District. Jolie Robison finished fifth and Josh Saylor was sixth.

The contest — which was first held in 1991 — is open to middle-school students in Anchorage and “challenges students to do a deep dive about Anchorage though their Alaska Studies course,” according to an event description at anchorage.net. Questions are created by Visit Anchorage staff.

According to Visit Anchroage, students from Mirror Lake, Goldenview, Central, Clark and Wendler Middle Schools participated, with 19 competitors.

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