Quiz Bowl Team Faces Off Against Teachers

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Olivia Crutchfield

On Tuesday, April 11th, the quiz bowl team competed against teachers in the library after school. Multiple teams of four competed against the EHS faculty team in a trivia smackdown.

The event had a quiz bowl and a knowledge bowl, and teams of four either answered questions individually or as a group. In the quiz bowl, individuals answered trivia questions, as well as a bonus question at the end of the round. In the knowledge bowl, a team of four was given 15 seconds to reply to a question, and a spokesperson stated the answer.

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Although quiz bowl players are expected to know a vast amount of information, there isn’t much preparation that goes into the competition. Mr. Poehler, who coaches the quiz bowl team, states, “Quiz bowl and knowledge bowl are generally […] reading. There are some frequency lists or things put out that you can study, but it’s really […] based on building your knowledge.”

According to quiz bowl member Maddie Sandish, quiz bowl teaches students the importance of knowledge, while still remaining fun and laid-back. She elaborates, “Many teams from other schools practice several hours a week and focus heavily on winning. I think the biggest takeaway from the competition is that we have such a great school environment with teachers who are willing to join in on some silliness.” Similarly, Poehler asserts, “Knowledge is a cool thing to have. It’s important to give it your best and have a good time.”

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The trivia smackdown was an entertaining experience, and it had a great turnout. Sandish explains, “I was really excited to have such a great turnout from both the teachers and the audience. It was a great experience with my teammates, and, quite frankly, the teachers were hilarious to watch. We really look forward to making this a yearly tradition.” Poehler admits he was proud of his students’ performance.

The trivia smackdown was a great experience for students and teachers. The quiz bowl hopes to make this event a tradition for years to come.

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