Local notables may been the official contestants, but it was “the kids that stole the show,” said Laura Zimmerman of The Sonoma Valley Education Foundation’s “Are You Smarter Than a Sonoma Valley Fifth-Grader?” fundraiser.
The April 30 event raised about $15,000, said Zimmerman. “It was a good, fun night. We had a blast.” The format, like the TV show of the same name, had groups of 11-year-olds advising the panelists on the correct answers. Emerging victorious was Mike Bracco, a fitting winner for an education fundraiser, Zimmerman said, as he is a product of El Verano school and Sonoma Valley High.