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Quiz Bowl ends season with national showing

Junior Peter Blanchfield and seniors Bailey Troth, Coleman Thompson, Phoebe Pannier, and Paul Watkins competed at Quiz Bowl Nationals over Memorial Day weekend.  The team finished 142 out of approximately 340 teams.

Peter Blanchfield, RubicOnline Editor

June 1, 2017

The Quizbowl team went to nationals in Atlanta and finished with a 5-5 record, and 142nd overall.

Sophomore Peter Blanchfield qualifies for the National History Bee & Bowl

Sophomore Peter Blanchfield wears his medal after his History Bee & Bowl regional competition victory on Feb. 27.  He qualified for the national competition in Washington DC Apr. 22-24.

Clare Tipler, Sports Editor

April 1, 2016

Sophomore Peter Blanchfield reflects on regional History Bee & Bowl victory and looks ahead to nationals.

Teachers defeat Quiz Bowl team to in pre-nationals face-off

Quiz Bowl honed their skills for national competition at the annual students vs. teachers match on May 22.  Upper School science teacher Andrea Bailey, US English teacher Matt Hoven, US math teacher Carl Corcoran, and US history teacher Jon Peterson faced off against freshman Peter Blanchfield and sophomores Cole Thompson, Paul Watkins, and Ewan Lang in this round.  The competition was facilitated by Quiz Bowl sophomores Patrick Commers and Netta Kaplan.  The team goes on to compete at Nationals the weekend of May 29.

Nina Zietlow, Staff Writer

May 26, 2015

The Quiz Bowl team competed against teachers May 22 in a friendly contest that helps them prepare for nationals.

Quiz Bowl team advances to quarterfinals in MNHS Quiz Bowl League playoffs

From left to right: Quiz Bowl adviser Andrew Bailey, freshman Peter Blanchfield, sophomore Paul Watkins, sophomore Cole Staples, sophomore Jack Indritz, junior Patrick Commers, sophomore Sarah Wheaton, junior Netta Kaplan.

Mari Knudson, In Depth Editor

February 22, 2015

The team also qualified for the 2015 NAQT High School National Championship.