Prince of Peace College Preparatory Academy won top honors in the Annual Academic Quiz Bowl hosted by Clinton Community College. The Calamus-Wheatland High School team, 2018 Quiz Bowl champions, earned second place. Clinton High School took third place, with Bellevue Marquette Catholic High School rounding out the top four.
Teams from area high schools competed for the top award, answering questions in topics including math, history, science, language, literature, government, music, art, sports and current events. Begun in 1985 as a question and answer/fact and trivia competition, it was established with two goals in mind: to provide a fun, informative and entertaining learning experience for area students, and to provide exposure for the superior scholastic abilities of our area’s high school students.
The Prince of Peace College Preparatory Academy Quiz Bowl team is led by Coach Kathy Andrews and includes Captain Evan Tiesman, Evan Hessing, Katie Gordon, Alexis Rickertson, Gavin Stoddard, and Abby Telford.
Each year, Clinton Community College awards trophies to the school teams placing first through fourth in the championship bracket and to the top two teams in the consolation bracket. In addition, the Paul B. Sharar Foundation awards a $1,000 scholarship to the winning high school, and a $500 scholarship to the runner-up, to be used by graduates of those schools attending Clinton Community College.
Teams participating in the 2019 Academic Quiz Bowl include Bellevue High School, Calamus-Wheatland High School, Camanche High School, Clinton High School, Easton Valley High School, Fulton High School, Bellevue Marquette Catholic High School, Prince of Peace College Preparatory Academy and West Carroll High School.