The Knowledge Master Open (commonly known as Knowledge Masters or KMO) is a computer-based semiannual worldwide academic competition in which teams of students from many schools earn points by answering multiple-choice questions quickly and accurately. The questions includes fifteen subject areas: American history, world history, government, recent events, economics & law, geography, literature, English, math, physical science, biology, earth science, health & psychology, fine arts, and useless trivia.
The competition started in 1983 with 74 schools. In 2009, there are about 45,000 participants from over 3,000 high schools and middle schools in the U.S. and other countries.
There are five levels of competition. 5th and 6th grade contests are held in January and March and consist of one hundred questions. On the other hand, middle school (up to grade 8), junior high (up to grade 9), and high school (up to grade 12) contests are held in December and April and consist of two hundred questions.
2012-2013 KM Team
On December 5th, our 7th and 8th grade Knowledge Masters team competed against middle schools from 49 states, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United Arab Emirates. Our team placed 5th (out of 13) in California and 125th (out of 508) overall. We scored 1365 points, well above the overall mean of 1219 and the California mean of 1242.
Congratulations to the team!
7th graders Jerome Lee, Max Chang, and Ariana Chin
8th graders Brandon Chen, Jacob Cohen, Drew Ehrlich, Gabe Kim, Jack Baker, Elliot Kane, and Connor Clark
Our small-but-mighty 6th grade Knowledge Masters team placed 4th in California, and 116th (out of 210) overall. Great job!