Local teen wins state Bible drill
By Jana Copeland
A senior from Nashville High School, Nicole Drummond, received first place in the Arkansas Baptist Bible Drill Competition Saturday, March 9.
This competition was held in North Little Rock at the Park Hill Baptist Church. Drummond has been competing in these drills since she was in the third grade. To prepare for the competition, Drummond has memorized verses and practiced finding them in the Scripture every Sunday afternoon at Bible Drill leader Mark Segovis’s house.
“I have to memorize single verses and lengthy passages of Scripture to be able to find them in the Bible in less than eight seconds,” Drummond said.
This year, Drummond, along with five other high school students, participated in this competition.
Drummond said, “Most of the time the entire group, including myself, doesn’t miss a single call. However, this year everyone missed at least one. I missed two calls, which usually would ensure that I wouldn’t win. My bonuses (the number of time I stepped out first) put my score over the top, and that’s how I won.”
Drummond is a member of First Baptist Church in Nashville.
The competition is sponsored by the Arkansas Baptist State Convention.
Students first compete in church drills, then at the association level with winners advancing to state.
Students who participate in this event put in much time and effort into studying and searching the Scriptures to prepare themselves for the competition and they should be commended for all of their hard work and dedication. Through these efforts, Drummond, along with the other participants, may inspire other students to get involved with this competition in the future.