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Emerson Quiz Bowl Excels at Country Day

By Bryan Seymour, Quiz Bowl Coach and 6th Grade Language Arts Teacher

Congratulations to Emerson’s Quiz Bowl team for their performance this past weekend at Detroit Country Day. Emerson’s A team made it to the Championship Division and finished 3rd overall (out of 24 teams) with an 8-2 record. Both losses were close matches – our team of Anders Ruiter-Feenstra, Hayg Balis, Josh Moss, and Shailen Chugh should be proud! Emerson’s B team (Conor Pyle, Esmé Cohen, and Phillip Crumm) also competed very well, finishing with a strong record in the First Division. Emerson’s C team had an excellent day, persevering through three straight loses to start the day to win seven straight matches, finishing on several high notes! Congrats to Arjun Bajaj, Dereck Russel, James Ulery, and Kira Saporsky! Finally, two Emersonians (Shailen Chugh and Esmé Cohen) finished in the top 10 of all competitors (110 total) – the first time Emerson had more than one top 10 finisher. Looking forward to the next tournament!