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Back to the Academic Bowl. There's a problem with Julian's answers, "posh" and "tip." (Quick refresher: The question asked for two words that started out as acronyms.) The judges aren't sure that "posh" and "tip" are acceptable answers.
While they research, we go back in time again.
The Souls are just beginning their march of victory through the competitions leading up to state. They beat out all Epiphany's sixth-grade classrooms and then, to everyone surprise except Mrs. Olinski's, they beat the seventh grade.
As the school prepares for the sixth vs. eighth grade showdown, everyone starts to rally behind Mrs. O and her ragtag team.
Except Hamilton Knapp, of course.
Once day, Knapp burps really loudly in the back of the class. He apologizes, but even we can tell he doesn't really mean it.
Mrs. O orders him up to the front of the classroom and totally—and we mean totally—schools him. It is truly awesome to watch. Er, read.
After this epic win, it's not surprising to learn that The Souls trounce the eighth grade.