The Rock Creek Scholars Bowl team is a dedicated and hardworking team that practices to live up to their record, as they have had a successful season so far.
Scholars Bowl tournaments include five students from each school competing against each other.
“There are three math questions, three science questions, three language arts questions, three social studies questions, two fine arts questions, a foreign language question and a year in review question. Each question is worth 10 points, and there are 16 questions,” coach Chris Schmitz said.
Scholars Bowl is more than just answering questions; it takes common knowledge and confidence.
“It seemed like something that I would enjoy,” senior Joe Goodmiller said. “I’ve done it since either freshman or sophomore year.”
Goodmiller is still in Scholars’ Bowl and still competes with the team. Varsity Scholars Bowl placed first at Blue Valley on Oct. 9, with senior Derek Shaheen as the lead scorer. The team continued their success, placing first at Hanover on Oct. 23, and then placing first at Valley Heights on Oct. 30, along with a group placing third at Nemaha Central the same day. On Nov. 2, the team was still going strong, placing third at Silver Lake, and then on Nov. 14, they placed first.
Junior Varsity had a tournament in Sabetha on Oct. 23, with sophomore Ethan McAnerney as the lead scorer, with a total of 11 points, then sophomore Garrison Funk with nine points. The next tournament was Oct. 30 at Flint Hills Christian School, followed by the Frankfort tournament on Nov. 6 and the Wamego tournament on Nov. 9.
“We got third at the Wamego tournament, and that was the first time that we’ve ever made it to like outrounds in several years because it’s a really rough tournament,” sophomore Kalea Nippert said.
Article by Kayla Malbrough, staff member
Photo by Jessica Augustine, adviser