10 teams gather at first Quiz Bowl tournament held at Hillview Middle School

by Linda Hubbard on March 28, 2016

On Saturday, March 26, Hillview Middle School held its first Quiz Bowl tournament. Quiz Bowl is a game similar to the TV show Jeopardy, but with easier questions. Students compete at the middle school, high school and college level.

Ten middle school teams came to Hillview from all over the Bay Area to spend the day having fun answering questions about a wide variety of topics. Challenger School Ardenwood was the top scoring team, and their students each took home a paperback book as a prize.

“All too often, the media celebrates just athletes and artists,” said Sue Kayton, advisor to the quiz bowl clubs at Hillview and Menlo-Atherton High School.  “Quiz bowl is a place for students to be with other like-minded students who enjoy academics and pay attention to current events.”

If you have a middle-school or high school student and would like more information about Quiz Bowl, or to see sample questions, you can visit the web page for the M-A and Hillview Quiz Bowl clubs.

The Hillview Middle School quiz bowl club meets at lunchtime on Tuesdays in the music room. The Menlo-Atherton High School quiz bowl club meets on Wednesdays and Thursdays in room B-10 at lunchtime.

Photo caption: The Pi-oneer team, made of home-schooled students from Silicon Valley, with volunteer moderators Griffin Kardos and Charlie Campbell from Menlo-Atherton High School

Photo by Sue Kayton


One Comment

Samira Jones March 28, 2016 at 10:32 am

Congratulations to all the participants and thanks to the M-A volunteers! What a great way for the kids to challenge themselves and have fun. Let’s hope this becomes an annual Hillview event.

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