The academic team from Trinity Lutheran School in Freistatt enjoyed its own version of "March Madness" in claiming the state championship of the Lutheran Sports Association of Missouri's 2012 Scholar Bowl held on March 24 in Jackson. The team competed against 19 other academic teams from Lutheran schools across Missouri. Students on the Trinity team are Grant Bushman, Kourtney Easter, Alexis Ehrhardt, Bailey Hilz, Blane Schnake, Christopher Smith, Sydney Larson and Samantha Schnake. The team is coached by Melissa Wolf. The team won six of seven matches to claim the state championship in the fourth annual competition. The team of seventh and eighth graders had to master such topics as math, science, history, geography, language arts, music, art, sports and the Bible.