By Staff, Baptist Message
PINEVILLE – Andrew Wilks, Kimberly Landry and Deborah Rogers were chosen to represent Louisiana at the National Youth and High School Bible Drill Competition at Meadowbrook Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., folliwing the LBC’s Youth and High School Bible Drill, Xtreme Bible Challenge and Speakers’ tournament.
The four events were held May 6-7.
Wilks, a ninth grader at Trinity Baptist Church in Pineville, beat eight others in a drill off at the competition.
Joining Wilks will be Landry of Riverside in Denham Springs, and Rogers of Highland in Bogalusa.
Youth Bible Drill
7th Grade –There were 4 people recognized as winners in four 7th grade groups. They were: Rachel Copeland-FBC, Gonzales; Robert Belmont-FBC, Covington; Carrie Ikerd-Trinity, Oak Grove; Mark Jones-Grace Memorial, Slidell.
8th Grade –There were 6 people recognized as winners in three 8th grade groups. They were: Thomas Gamble-FBC, Gonzales; Austin Meng-Temple, Ruston; Sadye Dudley-FBC, Lafayette; Abbi Wilson-FBC, Lafayette; Paige Nevels-FBC, Oak Grove; Lexie Barkley-Dunn,Dunn.
9th Grade – The first & second place winners of each of the two, 9th grade Bible Drill groups were: James Daniel Schopp-Fellowship of Central, Greenwell Springs; Andrew Wilks-Trinity, Pineville; Kristen Grisson-FBC, Lafayette; John Sledge-FBC, Youngsville; Croy Newell-FBC, Kilbourne; Kimberly Lanier-Westside, Moss Bluff.
A “Drill-Off” was held, composed of nine of the 9th grade participants with the highest overall scores to determine the overall winner. The Drill-Off participants were: James Daniel Schopp-Fellowship of Central, Greenwell Springs; Andrew Wilks-Trinity, Pineville; Kristen Grisson-FBC, Lafayette; John Sledge-FBC, Youngsville; Kimberly Lanier-Westside, Moss Bluff; Daniel Law-FBC, Gonzales; Lacey Porter-FBC, DeRidder; Josh Arnold-Fellowship of Central, Greenwell Springs; Allison Freeman-Lakeshore, Monroe.
10th Grade –The overall winner of the 10th grade Bible Drill groups was Kaeli Morgan-Woodlawn, Baton Rouge. She was awarded the Youth Evangelism Celebration scholarship.
11th Grade –The three 11th grade winners with the highest overall scores, were awarded scholarships to Louisiana College. They were: 1st Place: Victoria Rutledge – Crossroads, Kenner received a $4,500/year scholarship; 2nd Place: Mary Katherine Schober – Heritage, Shreveport received a $3,500/year scholarship; 3rd Place: Julie Hinson – FBC, Gonzales received a $2,500/year scholarship.
12th Grade – The overall winner of the 12th grade was Graham Waller-FBC, Kenner. He received a $200 gift card to Life Way.
Youth Speakers’ Tournament:
10th Grade – Alexandra Dease-FBC, Covington was 1st Place winner and received the Youth Evangelism Scholarship.
Xtreme Bible Challenge:
One team competed in this years Xtreme Bible Challenge with Jonathan Edmonds receiving a $4,500/year scholarship to Louisiana College.