Quiz bowl ends season by dominating at league competition


Reprinted with permission from Kate Lockwood

Quiz Bowl team A works through a round at the tournament Jan. 19. They went 4-0 to win and qualified for the playoffs Mar. 3.

The SPA-A quiz bowl team went 4-0 in their last regular season night of MNHSQB league play on Jan. 19. This brought the team’s season record to 10-2 and earned them a spot in the Minnesota High School Quiz Bowl playoffs, held in Burnsville on Mar. 2.  Senior Phoebe Pannier is the only female member of the team that comes on a weekly basis while Senior Emily Schoonover, Sophomore Eliza Reedy and others come on an on and off basis.

“It’s interesting actually because girls in quiz bowl generally don’t buzz in nearly a much as boys do but when they do they always seem a lot more confident with their answers and are almost always right,” Pannier said.

The SPA quiz bowl team has already secured a spot at nationals regardless of whether or not they do well at the playoffs. Nationals will be held May 26 in Atlanta and the team will send six members, four of whom will play at a time.