This year makes the second year in a row that NCSSM’s Quiz Bowl A Team has taken home top prize in the Quaker Bowl tournament, held each fall at the Early College at Guilford. The win earned the team a place at both the 2017 NAQT and PACE National Quiz Bowl tournaments. A second NCSSM team also scored high enough to qualify for the PACE national tournament.
The fast-paced question-and-answer game includes questions from all subjects of high school curricula—math, science, humanities—and also includes topics such as current events, sports, and popular culture. Team captain Jenna Israel ‘17 helped lead NCSSM students in the eighth annual tournament of 16 teams. We spoke with her to share a little more about herself, how her team did in the Quaker Bowl, and about what makes Quiz Bowl just so intriguing.