On Friday, April 5, students in Carrboro’s Quiz Bowl team competed with teachers in a student versus staff trivia contest. Questions, asked by senior Quiz Bowl member Nick Carney, covered a variety of topics from math to history to literature.
After buzzing in, students and teachers could confer with their team before providing an answer. An incorrect answer would cost the team points.
By the end, teachers were in the lead, winning by 160 points to the student team’s 50.
This is just one event the Quiz Bowl student team has participated in. The team has already had a busy year, earning second place at regionals and collecting several second and third place finishes at states. The team also looks forward to attending nationals later this spring.
Senior Arun Chakrabarty is one of the club’s members. He encourages students to join Quiz Bowl if they know a lot of trivia or want to learn more.
“[You can] expand your basic knowledge and get acquainted with a group of people that’s enthusiastic about learning,” said Chakrabarty, adding that, “if you have a competitive nature it’s pretty fun.”
Nick Carney also recommends that students join Quiz Bowl.
“It encourages you to seek knowledge for the sake of knowledge,” said Carney.
Students interested in joining can talk to a Quiz Bowl member or go to club meetings, which are held Fridays at lunch in Mr. Beichner’s classroom. Quiz Bowl also has a booth at Jaguar Jump-In for prospective team members to get information and ask questions.
As Quiz Bowl prepares for the national tournament, other students can stay updated by listening to the announcements for Quiz Bowl results.