Hope Bone wins state high school Bible drill

Thursday, June 14, 2018
Hope Bone

Hope Bone of Lewisburg, a member of First Baptist Church Columbia won the Tennessee Baptist Convention State High School Bible Drill and will advance to the National Invitational Bible Drill in Atlanta, Georgia.

This is Bone’s second consecutive state title after winning the competition in 2017 in the 7th- 9th grade division and competing in 2018 as a 9th grader in the higher 10th-12th grade division, marking the first time that a freshman in Tennessee achieved this accomplishment.

According to Donna Blaydes, childhood specialist for the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board, the 2018 drill saw more than 1,300 drillers from across the state of Tennessee begin their journey through local church drills. Those who qualified moved on to area Baptist association drills and from the association drills competed in regional competition with the first place winner in each region advancing to the state drill.

“Bible Drill is an intentional discipleship plan that teaches drillers the importance of honesty, self-discipline, personal integrity, and how to apply God’s word to their everyday lives,” said Blaydes.

“These drillers were actively involved in learning God’s word. As they memorized Scripture verses, the references of key passages, steps to salvation, and Scripture defending what they believe, their love for the Bible increased and the Word became a part of them,” added Blaydes.

Bone’s state title earned her a scholarship to her choice of Union University or Carson Newman College. She is the daughter of Jamie and Tammy Bone.