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Rebecca Neidlinger wins Quick-Think-A-Thon
0521 Think-A-Thon winners
Pictured are, left to right, front row: Quick-Think-A-Thon first runner-up Jessica Hogg, second runner-up Nick Owens, third runner-up Robert Clark and winner Rebecca Neidlinger; back row: The Foozer (Patrice Crawley) and emcee Sonny Dixon. - photo by Photo provided

Springfield Elementary second-grader Rebecca Neidlinger won this year’s Quick-Think-A-Thon tournament on May 2 at Ebenezer Middle School.

Second-graders from Effingham County elementary schools compete in the annual Quick-Think-a-Thon, sponsored by the Exchange Club of Effingham. Students are asked questions about safety and are scored on their answers to how they would respond in potentially dangerous situations.

The tournament is one of the Exchange Club’s child abuse prevention programs. Neidlinger will receive a new bicycle and helmet and all the second-graders at her school will enjoy a pizza party, compliments of the Exchange Club of Effingham.

Other winners in the Quick-Think-A-Thon were first runner-up Jessica Hogg, Ebenezer Elementary (teacher Tania Kessler); second runner-up Nick Owens, South Effingham Elementary (teachers Patricia Horne and Laurie Jameson); and third runner-up Robert Clark, Marlow Elementary (teacher Amanda DiSalvo).

Neidlinger, a second-grader in Amber Zipperer’s class at Springfield Elementary, will be unable to attend the district Quick-Think-A-Thon competition in Albany on June 8. In her place, Hogg will represent Effingham County at the Georgia District Exchange Club Convention.

For more information on the Exchange Club and its programs, call club president Yvette Carr at 657-5423.