Benjamin Logan High School Quiz Bowl members Bryson Tipton, Lexi Achor, Ben Coffield, Charlie Koehler, Averi Lane and Jacob McKenrick joined 151 of the top quiz bowl teams from small public high schools in the country in Chicago to compete at the 2019 Small School National Championship Tournament during May.
The team is coached by Lars Melton and Bryson serves as the captain.
Benjamin Logan finished the preliminary rounds with a 4-6 record. The team suffered a narrow loss to Clinton-Massie, 175-170, during round one and defeated Westmont from Illinois by the narrow margin of 165-155 during round seven.
Benjamin Logan’s shot at the play-offs ended when they lost to Wheelersburg in round 10.
Benjamin Logan was one of 27 Ohio teams competing at the national championship. The BLHS pupils competed in the Traditional Public Schools Division field that featured 80 teams from 20 states.
Quiz Bowl is a competitive, academic, interscholastic activity for teams of four students. Quiz bowl teams use buzzers to answer questions about science, math, history, literature, mythology, geography, social science, current events, sports and popular culture. The matches feature a blend of individual competition and team collaboration, since no individual player is likely to be an expert in all subject areas.
Participation in Quiz Bowl both reinforces lessons from the classroom and encourages players to develop new intellectual interests.