With its strong finish at the TQBA Strake Prep Bowl, the quiz bowl team from Saint Thomas’ Episcopal School in Houston proved themselves worthy to play on a national stage. On May 9, 2015, the team will represent their school in a national competition testing their knowledge of history, science, literature, fine arts, geography, the social sciences, current events, and more areas of study: National Academic Quiz Tournaments’ Middle School National Championship Tournament.
Quiz bowl is a competitive, academic, interscholastic activity for teams of four students. Quiz bowl 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. Participation in quiz bowl both reinforces lessons from the classroom and encourages players to develop new intellectual interests.
St. Thomas’ Episcopal may face familiar foes in Dallas, as Annunciation Orthodox (from Houston), St. John’s (from Houston), and T. H. Rogers (from Houston) will also be attending.
The team will be coached by Erica Maw.
Tournament results will be updated throughout the two days of competition at http://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams.jsp?tournament_id=5699 so everyone can follow along and see how the team does.
National Academic Quiz Tournaments, founded in 1996, organizes the premier 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. NAQT operates out of the Twin Cities and Kansas City, but its members mentor coaches, host tournaments, volunteer their services, and share their expertise across the United States.
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