Yes, it is that time of year again! For those of you who have been following our blog/family for much time at all, you know that one of our highlights of the year is participation in the Bible Bee. We post about the competition every year and many of you have followed along with watching ours and hundreds of other young people who have hidden the WORD in their hearts in this way!
This year, Elizabeth, Hudson, + Rebecca all competed in the summer program, and all advanced to the National round for this fall. (Denver chose not to compete this year due to other priorities in his schedule, and Taylor is no longer eligible to compete since he won first place in seniors two years ago) That leaves just our three youngest. And, with the timing of their birthdays, it just so happens that this year they all landed in the same division together (juniors) which means that they are all competing against each other! What fun! =)
These three competitors, along with Denver, Taylor, Dad, Mom, Josh, Cassidy, + little Wallace, are all currently in Texas at the National Bible Bee! Today was the written test and first oral rounds, and tonight is the Semi-Finalist Announcement Livestream. (with last evening being the opening ceremony)
As always, we would love for you to join us for the livestream! It is truly such a powerful and encouraging thing to see these young people with such a love + passion for the Word of God.
Semi-Finalist Announcement Livestream is tonight from 7:30-8:30pm CT. This is when the semi-finalists (top 15 out of 120 from each division) will be announced. Tomorrow is the semi-finals competition, and Thursday is the finals, with competition times below:
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 5th
Junior Semi-Final Rounds: 11am-1:30pm
Primary Semi-Final Rounds: 2:30-5pm
Senior Semi-Final Rounds: 6-8:30pm
THURSDAY DECEMBER 6th
Junior Final Rounds: 8-10am
Primary Final Rounds: 11am-1pm
Senior Final Rounds: 2-4pm
NBBC Awards Celebration: 6-7:30pm
Livestream Link Here!
(Note: all times are Central Time Zone)
If for whatever reason you are unable to watch the livestream and stay updated that way, you can follow us on instagram @bontragerfamilysingers for further updates throughout the week!