The Scholars Bowl team at Rock Creek, which is led by social studies teacher Chris Schmitz, has been working away at answering questions this season.
So far this fall, they have been to five tournaments as a team, and the students are constantly trying to improve their personal and team records, especially as they near their home tournament on Dec. 14 and regionals later.
Scholars Bowl is an event in which teams test their knowledge against other teams from other schools by answering questions that range from fine arts to sports. Some students are on the team because they enjoy the academic experience, such as sophomore Marshall Fike.
“I do it because I hope to improve my comfort zone of knowledge,” Fike said.
Practices take place on Wednesday mornings and afternoons, and the students often play the popular mobile game “Trivia Crack” to prepare, since the questions are similar to Scholars Bowl questions.
“I love playing ‘Trivia Crack’ because it asks questions about a lot of different subjects,” sophomore Andy Lunin said.
The team hopes to do well in regionals, which are coming up soon.
“I am looking at things that come up in Scholars Bowl, specifically types of math questions and specific artists and writers that get asked about,” senior Emmalee Funk said.
No matter what happens at regionals, the students can be proud of their accomplishments, as they work hard throughout the season and are rewarded with the fun times and good memories that Scholars Bowl brings — not to mention they learn some pretty cool facts.
“My favorite part is the rides to and from the tournaments with Schmitz, and all the inside jokes we have with each other,” Funk said.
Article by Joe Chalfant, staff member
Photo by Jessica Augustine-Stegman, adviser