Quiz bowl participants compete after months of practice

BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) — High Schools across the Valley competed today in the Mahoning County Quiz Bowl.

The teams are trying to make it the next level of the competition.

Boardman High School was one of 16 participating in the 24th Annual Mahoning County Quiz Bowl.

The team practiced for weeks, and was ready to play.

“Yeah. We feel pretty ready,” said Mike Palagano, Boardman High School.

The Quiz Bowl requires a lot of preparation and dedication, but the students enjoy it.

“I’ve learned a lot through quiz bowl. It’s a really good experience and if you do it, you get to meet a lot of people. You’ll learn a lot too,” said Palagano

“I like how it teaches you things, at the same time having fun,” said Kassady Murphy, of Columbiana High School.

The Tournament Director says the questions are a mixture of just about everything both in the curriculum and outside of the curriculum.

“Questions come from literature, science, history, fine arts, current events,” said Greg Bossick, Tournament Director.“Matches are played over 20 toss ups, with bonuses earned if the toss ups are answered correctly.”

“We just played West Branch, which is just down the road, and we won. So that was good.  So,, now we’re going to the final game before Barnes and Noble and we have to play South Range,” said George Clark

About 80 kids played in the double elimination tournament Saturday.

The top three teams will compete in the Final Wednesday at the Boardman Barnes and Noble, and will also earn bids to the National Championship in Illinois in May.


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