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Scholars Bowl team places fifth at De Soto

The team traveled to De Soto Tuesday, Nov. 28 and beat out 21 teams for fifth place

The Scholars Bowl team went to their fourth tournament of the year at De Soto and earned fifth place out of 26 teams, going all the way to finals rounds Tuesday, Nov. 28.

Assistant scholars bowl coach Stacy Miller reflects on the team’s performance.

“They’re really good,” Miller said. “Our record was 10-1. We only lost to one school. They were killing it. It was incredible.”

Generally, a meet has multiple rounds, with each having about 16 questions with 10 seconds to answer. The topic of the question varies between world language, social science, language arts, math, science, fine arts, and current events. In a singular round students will answer two or three questions about each topic. A typical round normally lasts about 10 minutes and you rotate schools every round.

Senior Georgia Hansen describes everyone’s position on the team when it comes to different types of questions.

“We have quite a bit of variation in skill level,” Hansen said. “[Sophomore Ian Weatherman] and I frequently answer most of the questions because we buzz in a lot, but some of the other people either have more niche knowledge, are limited to only one category, or maybe they don’t have complete knowledge [on the topic].”

Though the team was successful in making it to the final rounds, they lost in the first round of finals which eliminated their chance of winning. Hansen comments on what went wrong in the round they ended up losing.

“I felt like we performed very well throughout most of the tournament,” Hansen said. “It was a little disappointing because we lost the only round that really mattered, which was our first finals round. We had a very close match, but we made a couple of mistakes, messed up, and weren’t able to pull through.”

Despite this loss, Miller was impressed with the team’s attitudes and actions at the meet.

“I loved the energy that they had,” Miller said.“I just think that that’s a big quality of our team, as we are very respectful and kind. They work together well as a team and all of them contribute. There’s not just one person that’s really carrying the team. They’re all working together and supporting each other.”

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Barron Fox, JagWire reporter/photographer
This is sophomore Barron Fox’s first year on the JagWire staff. He is looking forward to learning more in depth about designing, writing and photography. He is also involved with the musical, the play, Model UN, Youth for Refugees, debate, forensics and 4H. Barron enjoys hanging out with friends, gaming and cleaning. Barron is currently working at Pegah’s as a host and loves it! Barron is excited about this upcoming year and being a part of the JagWire staff.
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This is Sophomore Avery Clement’s first year on the JagWire staff. She is looking forward to learning about designing, writing and photography for the JagWire. Outside of journalism, Avery enjoys watching movies, crocheting and thrifting and reselling clothes. She also works as a gymnastics coach at Pinnacle gymnastics. She is a member of Youth for Refugees and Women's Empowerment Club and is also in Model UN. She is looking forward to a fun year on the JagWire staff.

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