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Students Take 2nd at Quiz Bowl State Championships, Headed to Nationals

By Bryan Seymour, Emerson Quiz Bowl Coach and Language Arts Teacher

2nd Place Team at Quiz Bowl State Championships

On March 12, 13 members of Emerson’s Quiz Bowl team competed in the Middle School State Championship. Quiz Bowl is a scholastic competition in which two teams compete using buzzer systems to answer questions from a broad range of areas including literature, history, science, math, art, current events, and pop culture (like Jeopardy). One of Emerson’s teams (composed of Kendra Wolter, Brian Hussey, Anders Ruiter-Feenstra, and Zach Halberstam) finished 2nd in Michigan! In doing so, they qualified for the Middle School National Championship tournament which will take place May 6-8 in Atlanta, Georgia. Quite an accomplishment!

Editors Note: This is just the second year that Emerson students have competed in Quiz Bowl. We are proud to see so many students choosing to participate and doing so well. A special thank you to Bryan Seymour, Quiz Bowl Coach and Language Arts Teacher, for introducing Quiz Bowl to Emerson and helping our students thrive.