ASD Students Triumph in Quiz Bowl Competition as WSHS Team Place 3rd

Led by the outstanding leadership of Captain Wyatt Prunty in the Varsity division and Captain Brody Stover in the JV division, the ASD team displayed remarkable knowledge and quick thinking throughout the competition. Other notable team members included Max Petrosky, Leah Hogamier, Nathan Ramer, Jack Salsgiver, Kiefer Riskosky, Harper Volk, Everett Walker, and Conner Lipovsik.

In the semifinals, the Varsity team faced off against Homer-Center, prevailing with a score of 10-6. Their exceptional performance carried them to the finals, where they defeated Indiana HS. The JV team exhibited similar tenacity, triumphing over Homer-Center in the semifinals with a score of 9-3. In the championship match, they continued to dominate, emerging victorious against Indiana 10-1. The dedication and hard work displayed by both teams throughout the competition were truly commendable.

The success of the ASD Quiz Bowl teams would not have been possible without the guidance and support of Mr. Coil, the team's coach. Mr. Coil expressed his pride in the team's achievements: "I am very proud of how deep our team is this year. To win both the Varsity and JV divisions is an amazing accomplishment." 

The ASD Quiz Bowl teams will now set their sights on the national playoffs, to be held in Atlanta, GA, from May 24th to 26th. They are eager to take on the best teams from across the country, armed with their extensive knowledge and unparalleled determination. The ASD students are poised to continue their winning streak and make their mark on the national stage.

West Shamokin Also Finds Success 

In addition to the ASD team's success, the WSHS Academic Quiz Bowl Teams also experienced a notable victory during the Indiana County Academic League Championship.  WSHS JV finished 3rd in the competition - AHS JV won the championship.  The team, comprised of Alaina Horgan, Allyson Tutek, Justin Toy, Peyton Henderson-Meyer, and Hannah Barker, demonstrated exceptional knowledge in their hard-fought matches. Their well-rounded performance earned them the well-deserved title.

The WSHS Varsity team, consisting of Braden, Jace, Gage, Megan, and Rocko, also put forth a commendable effort, finishing in 4th place. Their participation and commitment to the competition have undoubtedly contributed to the success of the entire WSHS Quiz Bowl program.

Both the ASD and WSHS teams deserve recognition for their achievements, as they have proven that hard work, dedication, and a passion for knowledge can yield remarkable results. The victories attained by these talented students are a testament to their intelligence and commitment to academic excellence.

As the ASD Quiz Bowl teams gear up for the upcoming national playoffs, the anticipation and excitement continue to mount. The students, along with their supportive coaches and fellow teammates, are ready to demonstrate their intellectual prowess and bring further glory to their respective schools. With their exceptional abilities and relentless determination, the ASD teams are poised for success as they prepare to represent their school and state nationally.