1st | Bethel Blue
2nd | Northridge Blue
3rd | Friends Community
4th | Friendswood Blue
5th | Chandler, Argonia
6th | Friendswood Red, Bethel Red
7th | Haviland Red, Haviland Blue
8th | Tribe of Friends, Northridge Red
‘Jr. High Bible Quiz’
The first quiz of the season was finally held on Feb. 11, hosted by Haviland Friends church. Twelve teams from 8 churches competed over Matthew 1-6. The final standings are listed below along with photos of each team.
The 2016 Jr. High Bible Quiz season came to a close with Friendswood Friends hosting the final tournament on Saturday, April 23. Ten teams competed over John 11-21, displaying a great deal of knowledge and scripture memorization. The top four teams received ribbons, plaques, and gift certificates towards an MAYM event.
The top finishers were:
The other teams finished as follows:
5th – Tribe of Friends and Northridge Blue
In addition to the regular tournament awards, the finals tournament recognizes and awards two additional honors. The first is the All Star Award. The top 4 quizzers with the
highest average scores are awarded an “All Star” Medal.
This year’s All Stars are:
Rolanda Gerber – Bethel
The second award is the coveted Frazier Award. This award is named for Herb and Shirley Frazier who started the MAYM quiz program in the early 1990’s. The award is given to one student who exemplifies excellence in quizzing, leadership, and Christian testimony.and consists of a trophy and a scholarship to Barclay College.
This year’s nominees were:
Carly Wilson – Rose Hill
The 2016 winner of the Frazier Award is
For the first time ever, Ramona Friends Church hosted a Jr. High Quiz tournament on Saturday, April 2. Eleven teams representing eight churches competed over John 11-20. In the end, Bethel Blue came out victorious in 1st place, Northridge Blue took 2nd, 3rd place went to Argonia, and Bethel Red captured 4th.
The other standings are as follows:
5th–Tribe of Friends, Rose Hill
Our third quiz was hosted by Rose Hill Friends Church on Saturday, March 5. The competition involved 11 teams from 8 churches quizzing over John 11-20. Bethel’s 2 teams took top honors with Bethel Blue coming in 1st and Bethel Red taking 2nd. Argonia secured 3rd Place and Tribe of Friends came in 4th. The other teams finished as follows:
5th–Northridge Blue , Ramona
Booker Friends Church hosted the 2nd quiz of the season on Feb. 6. A round robin tournament allowed all teams to play every other team. In the end, the two Bethel teams held the top spots with Bethel Blue taking 1st Place and Bethel Red placing 2nd. The other standings were as follows:
5th–Tribe of Friends
The first quiz was at Northridge Friends on Jan. 9 with 10 teams competing over John 11-13.
Argonia took first place,
The other placings were as follows:
5th Place–Rose Hill and Northridge Blue
The 2015 Quiz Finals were held on Saturday, April 18 at Northridge Friends Church. The competition over John 1-10 was fierce with several close matches. The finals ended with Bethel taking 1st, Argonia coming in 2nd, Friendswood Blue finishing 3rd, and Northridge Blue in 4th place. The other teams finished as follows:
5th – Ramona, Haviland Blue
In addition to the normal awards, the final meet included All Star Awards for the 4 top quizzers overall and the Frazier Award. The All Star Awards were earned by Grace Jones, Friendswood; Rachel Harvey, Northridge; Baylee Broomhall, Ramona; and Emma McClure, Bethel. The Frazier Award honors Herb and Shirley Frazier who started the quiz program in the early 1990’s and recognizes a quizzer who demonstrates excellence in leadership, quizzing and Christian testimony. This year’s award went to Emma McClure of Bethel Friends.
Frazier Award Nominees: Baylee Broomhall, Vivian Titus, Jordan Schenck, Emma McClure, Cambrey Ballard, Grace Jones, Aubreigh Haxton, SalliAnn Roher.
Saturday, March 28 was a beautiful day in Friendswood, TX for the fourth quiz of the season. Twelve teams competed over John 1-8. Once again, Bethel came out on top with first place overall. Friendswood Blue took second, followed by Argonia in third place and Northridge Blue coming in fourth overall.
The other teams ranked as follows:
5th – Haviland Blue, Friendswood Red
6th – Northridge Red, Haviland Red
7th – Northridge White, Haviland Green
8th – Haviland White, Friendswood White
The Chandler Quiz was held on Saturday, March 7 with fourteen teams competing over John 1-7. The competition was fierce with several close matches. Bethel again took first, followed by Northridge Blue in second, Ramona in third, and Argonia in fourth.
The other teams finished as follows:
5th–Friendswood Blue and Haviland Red
Saturday, February 14 we saw a first ever in Junior High Bible Quiz history–we were hosted by Miami Friends Church!! Fourteen teams from seven churches competed over John 1-6. Many rounds ended in very close scores and three teams tied for 2nd place in one pool! These teams are very evenly matched! In the end, Bethel took 1st, followed by Haviland Blue in 2nd place. Northridge Blue took 3rd and Argonia was 4th. The other teams ranked as follows:
5th–Haviland Red and Ramona
– Linda Stratton, Junior High Bible Quiz Director
The first quiz of the season was held at Bethel Friends Church in Hugoton, KS on Saturday, Jan. 17. The competition included 11 teams from 6 churches–including the first team ever in quiz history from Ramona, OK Friends Church. Several matches ended in close scores, but in the end, the home team took first place with the other teams stacking up as follows:
2nd–Haviland Blue (Hannah Lee, Brecken VandenHoek, Cambrey Ballard, Ben Stewart)
3rd–Northridge Blue (David Kintzel, Rachel Harvey, Kassie Kinniburgh, Jordan Schenck)
4th–Ramona (Baylee, Trinity)
The 2015 Junior High Bible Quiz schedule is available! The cost is $65.00 per team per tournament. Please email email@example.com with questions.
January 17 – Bethel: John 1-4
The quiz final for the 2014 season was held at Friendswood Friends Church on Saturday, April 26. Fourteen teams competed against each other. The top four teams were awarded a plaque and coupons usable toward future EFC-MAYM youth events.
The final stands are as follows:
1st–Tribe of Friends: Lucy Herter, Megan Buck, Joel Macy
2nd–Northridge Blue: Colton Steinacher, Rachel Harvey, Bailey Pohlman, Ben Pohlman
3rd–Friendswood Blue: Kelsea Newton, Salianne Roher, Grace Jones, Camryn Bish
4th–Bethel: Vivian Titus , Emma McClure
5th–Haviland Blue and Haviland Red
In addition to the final, the All Star team was named. These are the top 4 quizzers for the season.
Finally, the Frazier Award was given to 1 quizzer who exemplified excellence in quizzing, good sportsmanship, and a Christian testimony in word and action. This year the award went to Ben Pohlman from Northridge.
– Linda Stratton, Jr. High Bible Quiz Director
Herb and Shirley Frazier began directing the EFC-MAYM Bible Quiz program in 1991. In its beginning years, they would borrow buzzers from the local public schools in order to have enough for each quiz tournament. On Sunday afternoons, they would visit churches and host mock quizzes with the hope that they would encourage participation in the program. Herb and Shirley retired from directing in 2001. While reflecting on their time spent as directors, Herb says, “It was a fun ten years and we have never regretted that we did it. I am thankful there is enough interest to keep it going. Shirley and I had no idea it would last this long.”
In honor of Herb and Shirley Frazier, the Frazier award is given to the top quizzer of the year. Please see this link for further information about the qualifications: Frazier Award Qualifications
This year the nominees (pictured above) were: Vivian Titus (Bethel Friends), Lucy Herter (Tribe of Friends), Nathan Lee (Haviland Friends), Isaac Stanfield (Chandler Friends), Leah Fitch (Argonia Friends), Sallianne Roher (Friendswood Friends), Ben Pohlman (Northridge Friends), Lauren Hinshaw (Haviland Friends) and Bailey Pohlman (Northridge Friends).
This year’s Frazier award winner was Ben Pohlman (pictured above).
At the final quiz tournament on April 26 at Friendswood Friends Church, Ben was honored and recognized and received $1000 per year ($500 per semester) towards room and board at Barclay College for a total of $4000. He also received a certificate from Barclay and a medal from EFC-MAYM.
Congratulations to all of the Frazier award nominees and to our winner!
– Jesse Penna, Associate Superintendent of Youth and Pastoral Care
The 3rd Quiz of the 2014 Junior High Bible Quiz session was held at Northridge Friends Church on Saturday, March 1. Fifteen teams (from seven churches) competed, answering questions from Luke 13-20. The final standings were as follows:
1st–Tribe of Friends (Megan Buck, Joel Macy, Lucy Herter in photo)
2nd–Northridge Blue (Ben Pohlman, Conner Buller, Lauren Whiteman, David Kintzel)
3rd–Haviland Blue (Brecken VandenHoek, Lauren Hinshaw, Nathan Lee, Hannah Lee)
4th–Northridge Red (Bailey Pohlman, Rachel Harvey, Alec Schenck, Jordan Schenck)
5th–Friendswood Blue, Haviland Red
The next quiz will be on April 5th at Derby Friends Church.
The February quiz was hosted by Argonia Friends Church. Due to several weather related cancellations, we only had 8 teams competing. Rather than pools, we had a round robin tournament with each team playing every other team. At the end of the day, the standings were as follows:
3rd–Haviland Red (Cambrey Ballard, Seth Lingafelter, Ben Stewart, Lauren Kendall, Jenna Morford)
– Gene and Linda Stratton, Junior High Bible Quiz Directors
The first quiz was hosted by Haviland Friends Church on Saturday, Jan. 11. It was an exciting day with lots of fierce competition and many close rounds! The team standings are as follows:
3rd–Tribe of Friends
To see the 2014 Junior High Bible Quiz Schedule, click here.
-Quiz Directors, Linda and Gene Stratton
Jr. High Bible Quiz is a fabulous program that will help your Jr. High youth get into the Word of God. Each season begins with study in the Fall and continues with quiz tournaments throughout the following Spring. Generally, there are 5 quizzes in a season and the material varies with each year. The Gospels of Matthew, Luke, and John are divided into 2 sections each and one section is done per year, rotating to a new section each year. A quiz team can consist of 1 or 2 students up to many students comprising multiple teams for a church. The cost of quiz is currently $65.00 per team per quiz. Each quizzer receives a ribbon at the awards ceremony following each tournament and top quizzers and teams are recognized at the end of the season. If your church has never had a quiz team, or perhaps it’s been awhile since your church participated, we invite you to check out this program that helps our students “hide God’s Word in their hearts”. Please feel free to attend any of the quizzes this year and see what Bible Quiz is all about. If you have questions, please contact Linda and Gene Stratton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 11 – Haviland Friends Church, Chapters: Luke 13-15
– Linda and Gene Stratton, EFC-MAYM Jr. High Bible Quiz Directors
YEA EFC-MAYM quizzers! Another wonderful, fruitful, and memorable season has come to a close with the Finals at Northridge Friends Church on Saturday, April 27. The quiz program continues to provide a chance for students to grow out of their comfort zones, study God’s word, and build trust with team members and adults in the local church and across EFC-MAYM. A huge thanks to Gene and Linda Stratton for their leadership as the Quiz directors this year!
Following are the standings for the Final quiz as well as All Star Quizzers for the 2013 quiz season and the Frazier Award Winner for 2013. If your church would like information about how to be involved in the 2014 quiz season, please let our office know.
Standings for the Finals:
Honorable Mention–Friendswood Red, Bethel, Rose Hill, Fowler Red, Haviland Green, Friendswood White
All Star Quizzers: (Top Right Photo Below)
Frazier Award Winner
Keep on keeping on LEARNING GOD’S WORD! (Students praying. Bottom Right Photo Below)
– Jesse Penna, Associate Superintendent of Youth and Pastoral Care
Congratulations to all EFC-MAYM Junior High Bible quizzers! Over the weekend of April 6, several teams travelled down to sunny south Texas for a weekend of quizzing, eating, swimming, laughing and exploring! The Friendswood Quiz always provides a great opportunity for fun and fellowship together and with each team in the context of learning God’s word. Friendswood Friends Church hosted the quiz and provided wonderful hospitality, food, and several workers during the day – thanks to Friendswood for hosting! Congrats to all of the teams that competed. Following are the results from the tournament:
The Finals Tournament of the 2013 season is coming up on April 27 at Northridge Friends Church. Keep up the good work and keep learning and applying God’s Word!