Victoria Adult Literacy Council supported by Rotary Clubs of Victoria Presents
Knowledge Bowl 2019
February 22, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Victoria College Student Center
www.victoriarotary.org

Team Registration Form
or Call 361-582-4273

Volunteer Opportunities
Call 361-582-4273

knowledge-logo-300IIn a state that ranks third from last in literacy, Victoria is challenged to build the level of education of adults, families and children in the community.   Last year the Victoria Adult Literacy Council (VALC) served over 350 students who attended over 14,910 class hours towards their GED, English Second Language, Job Readiness, and literacy development.  Research shows, people who seek literacy development are more likely to have better self-esteem, improved health and higher wages while breaking the cycle of familial illiteracy.  In today’s job market, literacy skills are absolutely essential.

Due to the educational needs of the Victoria community, the Victoria Advocate led by Jim Bishop launched the very first Knowledge Bowl event in 1993 to support VALC in its efforts to increase literacy in the Victoria area.  By supporting the Victoria Adult Literacy Council (VALC) the Victoria Advocate instituted a fundraiser that continues to support adults with free classes.  This year’s Knowledge Bowl event is presented by VALC and supported by Rotary Clubs of Victoria.  Your sponsorship and attendance of this event helps VALC educate the community of Victoria toward a more literate place to live, work and serve. 

Knowledge Bowl Sponsorships

Support literacy in Victoria while raising the quality of life and economy of our community.   Your donation continues the Victoria Adult Literacy Council’s efforts against illiteracy in our area!

Platinum Level - $2,500
Option #1: Adult Trophy Sponsor - Along with all the benefits listed below, your business will have:

  • Logo placed on the Adult Division trophies for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd  place,
  • Trophy Sponsors acknowledgment in Victoria Advocate articles,
  • Presentation of trophies if attending the event, and the
  • Opportunity to submit a 30 second clip to be viewed that evening.

Option #2: High School Trophy Sponsor - Along with all the benefits listed below, your business will have:

  • Logo on the High School division trophies for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place,
  • Trophy Sponsor acknowledgment in Victoria Advocate articles,
  • Presentation of trophies if attending the event, and the
  • Opportunity to submit a 30 second clip to be viewed that evening.

Gold - $1,500 – Large logo will be in Victoria Advocate KB ads, Power Point presentation at the event, and KB Program.  Your banner will be hung at Victoria College the night of the event.  Plus you will be entitled to one free team registration.

Silver - $1,000+ - Logo will be in KB ads, Power Point presentation at the event, and KB program.  Also, your banner will be hung at Victoria College on the night of the event.

*Victoria Adult Literacy Council serves hundreds of adults, families, and children each year.  Many of the faces and names you would recognize, but all information is kept confidential.  The students we serve are the business owners, waitresses, mechanics, housekeeping service employees, plant workers, department store personnel, convenience store staff, and unemployed community members that serve us every day in our wonderful city and beyond.  Help VALC educate Victoria’s community toward a more literate place to live, work and serve.

 Warmest regards,

 Stacey Milberger
 Executive Director – VALC.

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2018 KNOWLEDGE BOWL FIRST PLACE HIGH SCHOOL TEAM
Titans
Left to Right: Janelle Oldfather, Zane Mangum, Calder Meis,
Nathan Marek, and VALC Board President Tanya Almeida.

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2018 KNOWLEDGE BOWL FIRST PLACE ADULT TEAM
Funky Cold Medina
Left to Right: Patrick McLaughlin, Trevor Balmer, Steve Zornes,
John Vogt, and AEP Representative Vee Strauss.

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2017 KNOWLEDGE BOWL FIRST PLACE High School Team
Titan 1
Left to Right: Gregory McCarthy, Calder Meis, Benny Cupo,
Nathan Marek, and Board President Tanya Almeida.

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2017 KNOWLEDGE BOWL FIRST PLACE ADULT TEAM
Goliad Buddies
Left to Right: Dan Garza, James White, Ruth Dahlstrom,
Dave Swickheimer, and Executive Director Stacey Milberger.

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2016 Knowledge Bowl 1st Place Adult Team
Funky Cold Medina – Keep Detroit Beautiful

Left to Right: John Vogt, Steve Zornes, Trevor Balmer, Patrick McLaughlin, and Executive Director Stacey Milberger

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2016 Knowledge Bowl 1st Place High School Team
Titans A – Victoria East High School
Left to Right: Angela Winn, Benny Cupo, Calder Meis, Daniel Shay, and Executive Director Stacey Milberger

2015 Winners

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First Place Adults- Masters Of Useless Knowledge
Jennifer Gibbs, Mike Leger, Mike Magallan, and Dickson Woods
Stacey Milberger, Executive Director, Victoria Adult Literacy Council

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KNOWLEDGE BOWL FIRST PLACE YOUTH DIVISION
Titan Ragamuffins 1
Ian Moore, Summer Gregurek, Ben Cupo, and Teresa Wang
Stacey Milberger, Executive Director, Victoria Adult Literacy Council

2014 Winners

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The Titan Warriors – 1st Place Adult Division
Rock Westfahl, Michael Holladay, Ben Sheeran and Patrick Hubbell

First Place Adult Division 2014
Funky Cold Medina: Thomas Cornelison, Trevor Balmer, JP Hajek, John Vogt, and Stacey Milberger, Executive Director, VALC

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First Place High School Division 2014
Titan Debaters:  Summer Gregurek, Albert Chen, Florence Sung, Teresa Want, and Stacey Milberger, Executive Director, VALC

2013 Winners

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The A-Team – 1st Place Student Division
Florence Sung, Steven Lin, Summer Gregurek and Aubrey Bleier

2012 Winners

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KNOWLEDGE BOWL FIRST PLACE ADULT DIVISION
Team Wise Ones
L to R: Jim Ward, Casey Crowder,
Dana Dworaczyk, and Chad Flisowski

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KNOWLEDGE BOWL FIRST PLACE YOUTH DIVISION
We Are Smarticus
L to R: Melissa Cannady (First Victoria Trophy Sponsor), Christian Wenske,
Madalynn Kainer, Ian Mead and Hira Malik

2011 WINNERS

Adult Division:
"Geezer Genius"
Pictured left to right are:  Elgin Janssen (AEP Trophy Sponsor), Roy Johnson, Bill Matthys, Alan Rowbotham and Bob Weiss

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Youth Division:
"Team Titan"
Pictured from left to right are:  Brittany Bradshaw, Luke Riley, Nick Gregory and Ashley Chang.  Trophy sponsor was First Victoria.

2009 Knowledge Bowl Winners

2010 Knowledge Bowl Winners Adult Div.
1st Place

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Adult Division:
"Geezer Genius"
Pictured left to right are:  Elgin Janssen (AEP Trophy Sponsor), Roy Johnson, Bill Matthys, Alan Rowbotham and Bob Weiss

2010 Knowledge Bowl Winners High School Div.
1st Place

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Youth Division:
"Team Titan"
Pictured from left to right are:  Brittany Bradshaw, Luke Riley, Nick Gregory and Ashley Chang.  Trophy sponsor was First Victoria.

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Victoria Adult Literacy Council
2200 E. Red River, CEC Ste. 104
Victoria, Texas 77901
Phone: (361) 582-4273
FAX: (361) 582-4348