If you're ever needing a little intellectual humility, come on over to a Junior High NAL match.
NAL stands for National Academic League, and the new season is just getting started.
This is Marlee's second year in it & she LOVES it!
Last year their team was #2 IN THE NATION!
Now, I consider myself to be fairly intelligent. I mean, I got mostly A's in school & I do pretty well playing Trivial Pursuit (except the Sports category). So I thought it'll be so fun to watch these meets & see how many questions I can answer....................I'm thinking I'll be able to get most of them, right?........................try ONE OR TWO!!!!
These kids are SMART!
The matches are pretty complex, with hand buzzers & speed rounds & presentations, in all academic subjects.
Here's a few examples:
Name the capital of Botswana?
Translate these Roman numerals into Arabic numerals: CMXIIL
Who is the current Secretary of Education?
Give an example of a gymnosperm.
Get any of those???
I sure couldn't.
I swear kids are smarter these days.
It's competitive academics.......SO right up Mars' alley!
This picture has nothing to do with NAL, but I can't post without a picture.
I took this last Sunday. Mars is lovin' her new braces!
Good luck this season Mars Bars!!