With a strong finish at the GATA Winter Open South, Southeast Bulloch High School's Quiz Bowl team proved themselves worthy to play on a national stage.
On May 30, the team represented SEB at the National Academic Quiz Tournaments' High School National Championship Tournament in Chicago. The two-day national competition tested knowledge of history, science, literature, fine arts, geography, the social sciences, current events and many more areas of study.
Like last year, the 2015 tournament featured 272 of the top high school teams from across the United States as well as teams from Canada and Honduras.
The Southeast Bulloch team was captained by junior Tanner Todd. He was joined on the team by Tyler Collins, Lainey Forbes, Ian Heidler, Joseph Muldrew, Annie Mullins, Cash Owens and Ashley Van Vleck. The team is coached by Tiffany Todd.
Quiz bowl is a competitive, academic, interscholastic activity for teams of four students. 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.
Tournament results will be updated throughout the two days of competition at http://www.naqt.com/stats/tournamen
t-teams.jsp?tournament_id=5700. Anyone interested in the scores can follow how Southeast Bulloch's team is doing.
National Academic Quiz Tournaments was founded in 1996. The group organizes 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.