On Saturday, March 24, the Skyline Quiz Bowl Team traveled to East Lansing to compete in the annual March Madness Tournament at Michigan State University.
After ten rounds and six hours of rigorous matches, the team finished with an outstanding fifth place out of 34 teams, represented by 21 Michigan high schools.
Skyline Team members included Emma Borjigin-Wang, Morgan Borjigin-Wang, Noah Chen, Jungje Choi, Varun Chethan, Nishant Kheterpal, Priya Menon, Shruthi Narayanan, Elizabeth Rooney, Conrad Stoll, Hai Sun, and Sarah Wang. Out of 159 competitors, Conrad Stoll and Sarah Wang finished in the top 20 of individual points earned per questions heard.
The team will next compete in the State Tournament to be held at Michigan State University on April 14. Additionally, the team has qualified for the High School National Championship to be held in Atlanta over Memorial Day Weekend.
Quiz Bowl is an academic competition between two teams of four players each. The game is played in a question and answer format incorporating a comprehensive list of subjects including math, science, history, the arts, sports, and pop culture. The team practices every Friday after school beginning in October and concluding in April. The team is coached by Aaron Lopez and Laurie Hochrein.
–News brief submitted by Aaron Lopez