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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.
A First-Person Perspective
June 1, 2017
The Quizbowl team went to nationals in Atlanta and finished with a 5-5 record, and 142nd overall.

Quiz bowl ends season by dominating at league competition

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.
January 26, 2017
Quiz Bowl ends winning regular season with an eye on the playoffs Mar. 2.

Student groups empower on a range of issues

St. Paul Academy and Summit School offers dozens of interesting, diverse groups that provide outlets for students to accomplish amazing things.  Options arise for every student, from Spartan Boosters to Film Club to Spartan Beats to Quiz Bowl to Intercultural Club. Plus, it's incredibly simple to start a new group when there's interest.
May 4, 2016
The expressive opportunity of student groups is not always capitalized on, but it should be.

Quiz Bowl team wins ACRONYM meet

The Quiz Bowl teams mimic the images on their trophies. (Top from left) Patrick Commers, Jack Indritz, Cole Staples. (Bottom from left) Ewan Lang, Peter Schavee.
March 2, 2016
The team placed first overall, with junior Ewan Lang placing third individually.

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.
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.
February 22, 2015
The team also qualified for the 2015 NAQT High School National Championship.

Upper School faculty win Quiz Bowl match against students

Quiz Bowl members and faculty go head-to-head as they face difficult academic questions, surrounded by an audience of other students and teachers.
March 21, 2014

As soon as 4th period ended and X-period began, St. Paul Academy and Summit School students began crowd in the lunchroom for a showdown: Quiz Bowl team members vs. Upper School faculty. The Upper School...

Quiz Bowl team closes season

March 18, 2014

In most high school activities, whether intellectual or athletic, the youngest competitors have to wait for their time in the sun. Learning curves generally remain steep enough to ensure that upperclassmen...

Quiz Bowl student group redefines itself in hopes of a more bonded team

From left to right, Upper School history teacher and Quiz Bowl adviser Amy Weisgram, sophomore co-president Patrick Commers, freshman Cole Staples, freshman Ewan Lang, freshman Phoebe Pannier, freshman Cole Thompson, freshman Paul Watkins, and freshman Sarah Wheaton meet during Thursday X Period on Oct. 31.
November 21, 2013

The St. Paul Academy and Summit School student group Quiz Bowl is going though a year of development. After former Quiz Bowl advisor George Leiter left SPA in 2012, the student group became much less formal...

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