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Team Eureka placed first in Region 6 in Mensa Culturequest XV!


Partially taken from an article in the Eureka Springs Times-Echo newspaper dated July 20, 2004, editor Mary Jean Sells.
Original article written by William Westerman.

Not all the brains are in California.

On March 28 of this year Mensa held its Culturequest XV, a national trivia and esoteric knowledge contest. The state of Arkansas participated for the first time under the name of Team Eureka. The contest consisted of 260 questions to be answered in ninety minutes. The scores were announced in Las Vegas, NV on July 1st.

Team Eureka members were:

Team Eureka
From left to right:
Bill Westerman, Bruce Crabtree, Forrest Jacobi, Duke Heath and Joe Barda

Team Eureka won first place in Region 6 consisting of Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas and New Mexico and tied for a respectable 12th place out of 140 teams across the nation.

Mensa is an international organization that provides social interaction, mental stimulation and more for anyone who scores in the top 2% of the general population on a standardized intelligence test. Mensa also accepts prior evidence from over 200 tests including SAT, GRE and LSAT. One in fifty people qualifies for membership.

The team also won a $100 scholarship by winning.

For additional information about Mensa or to be tested, go to the How to qualify for Mensa page.