The TGS Quiz Bowl team won the SCISA Regional Quiz Bowl, handily defeating opponents Christian Academy, Pee Dee Academy and Lowcountry Prep by a combined score of 430-165. Team members Nathan Gates, Zach McKinley, Isabella Neubauer, Avery Rose Higgins and Chris Attias were then invited to the SCISA State Championship.
At the state tournament, held on November 17 at Wilson Hall in Sumter, the Kingfisher quizzers lost to Cardinal Newman by only five points. Cardinal Newman went on to take second place overall, Augusta Christian first place.
Each quiz bowl round consists of two teams answering 25 toss-up questions on a variety of topics including history, literature, math, science, geography and modern culture. The team that answers correctly has a shot at four additional bonus questions.
“I am very happy with the students’ performance,” said team coach and Head of TGS Dr. Gary Gates, “After dominating the regionals, we held our own against some of the oldest, largest private schools around.”