September 14, 2023

Student Competitions

Each year, Resource coordinates a series of events to engage, equip, and empower students beyond the classroom. From Knowledge Bowl and Spelling Bee, Resource works behind the scenes on many of the educational enrichment programs that you see in the news!

Check out what we will be offering for the 2023-24 School Year!

Knowledge Bowl

Knowledge Bowl is a team academic competition that encourages teamwork, collaboration, effective communication and strategic thinking.  Students work together to solve oral and written round questions related to all areas of learning typical of elementary or secondary educational programs.  Questions test students' recall, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills.

Intermediate / Junior High Knowledge Bowl

Grades: 4th - 8th

Typical Season runs from the middle of October through the start of December.

Important Dates for the 2023 - 2024 Season

Registration deadline for Intermediate and Junior High Teams is Friday, October 20, 2023.

Register Now! 

Region 7 Senior High Knowledge Bowl

Grades: 9th - 12th

Typical Season runs from January through March with the State Meet in April for those who qualify.

Important Dates for the 2023 - 2024 Season

Registration deadline for Region 7 Senior High Teams is Friday, October 20, 2023.

Associate Member School Districts - Register Now!

Full Member School Districts - Register Now!

Regional Spelling Bee

Grades: 3rd - 8th

The spelling bee competition is designed to help students improve their spelling and vocabulary development. The series of spelling contests starts at the school and district levels, with winners advancing to regional events. Regional winners may participate in the Multi-Region State Spelling Bee and the winner advances to the National Spelling Bee. All schools wishing to participate in the Region 7 Regional Spelling Bee must enroll with Scripps National Spelling Bee for District materials and with Resource Training and Solutions for the Regional Spelling Bee.

This year we will be hosting one Region 7 Regional Spelling Bee at the ballroom of Atwood Memorial Center at St. Cloud State University with one winner advancing to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in May.

Register Now!

Future City

Grades: 6th - 8th 

Future City starts with a question—how can we make the world a better place? To answer it, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students imagine, research, design, and build cities of the future that showcase their solution to a citywide sustainability issue.

Future City is a flexible, project based learning experience that you can adapt for your classroom, after-school club, or homeschool group. Students will utilize their science, math and engineering knowledge to create cities that exist at least 100 years in the future. The program’s deliverables appeal to a variety of skill sets and interests, like creative problem solving, building scale models, researching, writing, and public speaking—make it accessible to a variety of students and relevant for educators with various areas of subject matter expertise.

Register now!

Math Masters

Grades: 4th - 6th

The Math Masters mathematics competition program challenges 4th, 5th and 6th grade students to use critical thinking and problem-solving skills in mathematics. Students compete as individuals and on teams in eight rounds of competition held in March and April each year. Students’ academic effort and achievement is recognized with plaques, medallions and ribbons in each competition element: Fact Drill, Individual Round and Team Competition.

Competition Dates hosted by Resource Training & Solutions:

  • 4th Grade Competition: Tuesday, April 9, 2024 Check In at 8:15 am
  • 5th Grade Competition: Wednesday, April 10, 2024 Check In at 8:15 am
  • 6th Grade Competition: Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Check In at 8:15 am

Registration for Math Masters opens in October. Select the Competitions at Resource Training & Solutions in Sartell to compete at your Central MN Service Cooperative

Learn More!

Poetry Out Loud

Grades: 9th - 12th

Poetry Out Loud is a national arts education program that encourages the study of great poetry by offering free educational materials and a dynamic recitation competition to high schools across the country. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary history and contemporary life. Poetry Out Loud is a partnership of the National Endowment for the Arts, Poetry Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board and SCSC.

Competition Timeline:

  • Register to participation in the program by mid December and complete local competition by start of February
  • Regional competitions will be held the first three weeks in February.
  • State competition to be held the last week of February.
  • National competition in Washington, D.C. in late April.

Learn More!

For More Information:

Please contact Kelsey Harps, Education Manager at

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