Over the 2022 Memorial Day weekend, the Quiz Bowl team traveled to Atlanta to participate in the High School National Championship Tournament – this is the first time ever that a team from Weston qualified for this tournament. Over 2.5 days, the team (seniors Reid Betty, Benny Gilligan, and William Houston with freshman Claire Kakabeeke) played 16 rounds of Quiz Bowl, winning 9 and losing 7 which placed them 140th (around the middle) of the very competitive field of 272 high school teams. All members contributed to the team’s success answering questions about history, geography, current events, music, science, math, literature, and art. William ranked as the 52nd individual top scorer (out of more than 1250 students).
Looking to next year, you may notice that we are graduating almost our entire starting lineup. If you know of students who know lots of stuff (either in one subject area or more broadly), consider sending me their names so I can invite them to join in the fall.