On Saturday, Feb. 6 the SC4 student alumni organization held the 2010 Regional high school quiz bowl, where both Port Huron Northern and Brown City schools walked away with the prize for their respective divisions.
Both teams were presented with medals, trophies and a 500 dollar scholarship to SC4 each. The competition was organized into a 3 round format. The winners of the Regional’s may have a chance to win the state competition.
It began early Saturday morning in the SC4 campus’ North building, where students from 10 high schools participated in quizzes for both A, B, C and D divisions.
The tone of the day was generally light, and laughter between participators was common. The questions covered a wide range of topics from history, to mathematics, to pop culture.
The organizers from the SC4 alumni organization were represented by 18 volunteers, including six student ambassadors. The event was coordinated by Chrystal Lilly for the sixth time in her eight years of volunteering at the event.
The final quiz was held in the theater of the Fine Arts building, between Port Huron Northern and Yale high schools in the A and B divisions. Brown City and Carsonville-Port Sanilac high schools competed in the C and D divisions.
The final scores were 375 to 110 for Port Huron Northern, and 240 to 140 for Brown City.
One advisor for the Port Huron Northern team, Lisa Schleicher, an algebra teacher at Port Huron Northern for 13 years, said she was proud of her team and that she would take them out for ice cream after they had won.
A member of the Port Huron Northern team, Kelson Thomas, said that his team mates had been a part quiz bowl for most of their high school careers, and that they met to practice twice a week in preparation since early January.