TIFFIN — With its strong finish at Columbian (High School) Exposition in Tiffin, the quiz bowl team from Northmont High School in Clayton proved itself worthy to play on a national stage.
On May 28 the team will represent their school in a national competition in Dallas, TX testing their knowledge of history, science, literature, fine arts, geography, the social sciences, current events, and more areas of study: National Academic Quiz Tournaments’ High School National Championship Tournament.
Quiz bowl is a competitive, academic, interscholastic activity for teams of four students. Quiz bowl teams use buzzers to answer questions about science, math, history, literature, mythology, geography, social science, current events, sports, and popular culture. The matches feature a blend of individual competition and team collaboration, since no individual player is likely to be an expert in all subject areas. Participation in quiz bowl both reinforces lessons from the classroom and encourages players to develop new intellectual interests.
Northmont may face familiar foes in Dallas such as Dublin Jerome, Tippecanoe (from Tipp City), and Walnut Hills (from Cincinnati) will also be attending.
The team will consist of Kara Combs, Andrew Correll, Betina Dobles, Brendon Jenkins, Ryan Laing, and Rachel Tracy. The team will be coached by David Jones.
Tournament results will be updated throughout the two days of competition at http://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams.jsp?tournament_id=6600 so everyone can follow along and see how the team does.
National Academic Quiz Tournaments, founded in 1996, organizes the premier middle school, high school, and college quiz bowl championships in North America. In addition to its national championships, NAQT provides questions to invitational tournaments, league championships, and television shows throughout the year. NAQT operates out of the Twin Cities and Kansas City, but its members mentor coaches, host tournaments, volunteer their services, and share their expertise across the United States.