2010-2011 Warrior Quiz Bowl Team Qualifies for State Tournament!
Young Team Looks Forward to Future Success
Albert Einstein once said, “intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.” The WHS Warrior Quiz Bowl team is striving to make Einstein proud!
This year’s team competed in seven meets. Season highlights included a consolation trophy at the February 26 Thomas Jefferson Quiz Bowl Tournament in Council Bluffs, and the Championship trophy at the ESU2 South Quiz Bowl Tournament, held March 22 at WHS. This victory qualified the Warrior team for the 2011 State Senior High Academic Quiz Bowl Tournament, which was held on April 27 at the Nebraska Prairie Museum in Holdrege, NE.
At the State Tournament, the Warriors competed against the best teams from across Nebraska. The Warriors finished the competition with a 2-2 record (Round 1 vs. Elgin: loss 35-25; Round 2 vs. Omaha Westside: WIN 15-10; Round 3 vs. Alma: WIN 50-45; and Round 4 vs. Chambers: loss 50-25). Although we didn’t bring home the trophy, sponsors were very pleased with the performance, especially considering that most of the teams were comprised primarily of upperclassmen.
The quiz bowl Warriors celebrated the end of a successful season by attending the musical “Les Misérables” at the Orpheum Theatre in Omaha on Sunday, May 1. Special thanks to Mr. Boldt for approving a student services grant to help cover the expense of the performance tickets!
Following the performance, students enjoyed dinner at Vivace, a contemporary Italian restaurant in the Old Market.
“I’m very pleased with the performance of our kids this year. We have a very young team who performed well, despite being underclassmen. By the time they’re seniors and have taken more of the upper-level academic classes, they will definitely be a force with which to be reckoned!” commented quiz bowl co-sponsor Dave Privett. “We are looking forward to a lot of success in the years to come!”