Sunday, May 2, 2010


On Wednesday, April 27th, 2010 Chief Barlow assisted with the North Carolina State Fire and Life Safety Bowl. The event was held at Hopewell High School in Huntersville, NC.

The first place team was Mountain Island Elementary School.
Congratulations, State Champion Fire Bowl Team!!

Click the Photo for more pictures from the State Competition

The MIE Fire Bowl team took 1st place in the state championship for the Fire & Life Safety Bowl held on April 27. They won their final match 20-3! The team was coached by second grade teacher, Ms. Jugis.
A total of 14 teams competed, answering questions about fire prevention as well as other safety-related questions. Woodland Heights faced Mountain Island, from Mecklenburg County, in the first round and lost 19-11. Both Scotts and American Renaissance advanced to the second round with Scotts defeating Tri-City Christian School of Conover, 16-9. ARCS defeated Annunciation School from Craven County, 17-9. In the second round, Scotts narrowly lost to Paw Creek Elementary, 14-13 on a tie-breaker. ARCS defeated Bain Elementary from Mint Hill, 15-9 in the second round. The ACRS team lost in the third round, 14-13 to Paw Creek. American Renaissance then faced off against Mountain View Elementary from Catawba County to determine the third-place finish. The ARCS team defeated Mountain View, 15-11.Mountain Island ultimately won the state trophy, defeating Paw Creek 20-3. Mooresville Fire Marshal Gary Styers offered congratulations to all of the 14 teams. "These folks have worked very, very hard," he said. Angie Gregg of the N.C. Office of the State Fire Marshal also commended the participants on the dedication it took to learn the material and advance to the state level. "You have sacrificed a lot to learn about safety," she said.
"What you've learned may one day save a life."

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