Academic Quiz Team
By Hannah Johnson
During Winter Sports season, the Jyst took to interviewing some of the students on Winter Sports teams. Did you know that Academic Quiz Team is the only sport at our school to be undefeated for the past two years? Led by Mrs. Hardy and her team captains Kaity Pelzel (12) and Zoe Beebe (12), the Academic Quiz Team (AQT) is unstoppable. Their regular season began in January and ended in February. “It went really well,” said Emily Kuntz (11) when asked about this year’s season. “We compete in the library at CNE or other schools libraries, or ‘multi-media’ room if they’re fancy.”
The Quiz Team typically studies their area of expertise in small groups, or occasionally they go over their topics in a big group. They also have a big box filled with flashcards to study, and they watch a tremendous amount of episodes of Jeopardy. Each member of quiz team has a subject that they’re good at, like Gabe Beebe (10) who is good at Geography and Emily Kuntz (11) who is particularly good at American Literature. “I like learning stuff people typically don’t use in a school day. I joined because I’m good at trivia, I had friends on the team and it looked like fun,” she stated.
The Academic Quiz Teams normal season is over; they only have a few scrimmages and tournaments. Good luck to the Academic Quiz Team for regionals in May! If you ever want to join Academic Quiz team you can do so by speaking to Mrs. Hardy.