Ten Pleasanton students from the seventh and eight grades participated in the Middle School Quiz Bowl, March 5, 2014, held at the University of Nebraska Kearney. Sponsored by ESU#10, Pleasanton was one of thirty-four schools participating. Pleasanton and Loup City were the first teams to compete in double elimination brackets. A team of six students competed each round with one student selected as team captain. Each round consisted of toss up questions worth five points and bonus questions worth ten points (if the toss up question was answered correctly). The Pleasanton team won three rounds and lost in the last two rounds.