Academic Team Opportunities

Academic Quiz Bowl:

Quiz Bowl is a fast-paced buzzer competition in which teams of four players compete to answer questions that cover academic subjects like literature and science as well as the broader world of culture and current events. Two teams compete head-to-head to answer questions from all areas of knowledge, including history, literature, science, fine arts, current events, culture, sports, and more. The defining feature of quiz bowl is the use of a “buzzer system” that lets players interrupt the reading of a question when they know the answer. That element adds a dimension of confidence, anticipation, and rapid recall to a game about knowing facts. Those “tossup” questions are answered individually, but doing so earns one’s team a chance at a three-part “bonus” question. Bonus questions are worth more points and allow collaboration, but are generally more difficult.

Open to Grades 9-12:  9 Participants Max

Time Commitment:

At least one meeting per week beginning in December through early March and independent study.

Procedure for Joining:

Contact Mr. Ray Colglazier at [email protected] or Mr. Rob Dillman at [email protected]


Mr. Colglazier and Mr. Dillman