Northeast Valley Finalists To Compete In Arizona Grammar Bowl

NORTHEAST VALLEY– Twenty-four Arizona eighth and ninth graders will go head-to-head this weekend to crown one student as the master of clauses, gerunds and complex sentences. Among the 24 contestants in the second annual Arizona EGUMPP Grammar Bowl finals will be Marissa Fireman, Shunta Hashimoto and Kyle Kinnie of Scottsdale and Henry Zheng of Paradise Valley.

“This competition is a way to get students excited about something that is sorely lacking in America– solid grammar skills,” says Bob Safran, president of Safran Publishing Company and founder of the Grammar Bowl. “These students have been studying hard for months, and their depth of knowledge is astounding. Plus, it’s just a fun event.”

The Grammar Bowl finals is a live contest that features several rounds of one-on-one competition as the students showcase their grammar knowledge and the audience plays along from their own seats. The competition is open and free to the public and will begin at 10am on April 14 at the Grand Canyon University Arena, located at 3300 West Camelback Road in Phoenix. For more information, visit


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