Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Quiz Bowl

This year, myself and a buddy of mine, revived the Quiz Bowl Team at Olive Branch High School. We have a great group of students. They are all highly intelligent, and they are a lot of fun to be around. Two weeks ago, we hosted a late night quiz bowl practice. It started at 4 p.m. and lasted until 1 a.m. The kids had a great time. We had lots of tournament practice, but most importantly, we had a scavenger hunt of the high school. The hunt lasted a little over two hours. The kids had a great time. The minute it was over, the kids were begging to have another one. So, we are planning on having another one soon, maybe in May. Last Saturday, we went to a quiz bowl competion at Ole Miss. We placed in the top 24 out of 64 teams. I was extremely pleased with their progress. Many of our students have never been on a quiz bowl team, and for this to be the first year back for quiz bowl, I was pleased with our placement. In addition, the Thursday before our competion at Ole Miss, we took a group of Math Students (some my quiz bowl kids) to the Mississippi University for Women in Columbus for a Math Tournament. This was the first time we had ever participated in this competition. We placed 7th in the competition. Once again, I was pleased with our progress. I believe that with more time and practice, we will place ever higher.