Cloud Co. Comm. College Quiz Bowl Team Takes 3rd At State Finals

Members of Cloud County Community College’s quiz bowl team took third place at the Kansas Quiz Bowl State Championship this past weekend. Pictured, left to right, are: National Academic Quiz Tournament representative Chad Kubichek, James Allen, Belleville, Kan.; Hannah Owens, Winchester, Kan.; Joshua Tubbs, Longford, Kan.; and Benjamin Jacques, Mahaska, Kan.

Cloud County Community College’s quiz bowl team participated in the Kansas Collegiate Quiz Bowl State Championship April 12 and 13, and came away with a third place finish.

Members of Cloud’s team are James Allen (captain), Benjamin Jacques, Hannah Owens, and Joshua Tubbs.

The event was held at Salina Area Technical College, and consisted of nine community colleges from across the state. Those participating included Allen County, Coffeyville, Cowley College, Dodge City, Fort Scott, Garden City, Johnson County, Neosho County, and Cloud.

Cloud County’s James Allen won the first place individual award for answering the most toss-up questions correctly.

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications.After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. six radio stations.In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on over 94 radio stations across 12 Midwest states and growing. In 2018 he became the Studio Coordinator at the Cumulus Kansas City broadcast center for Kansas City Chiefs Football.