The TGS Academic Quiz Bowl team took second place at the SCISA State Academic Quiz Bowl on Dec. 6, after winning the regional competition on November 29. Although TGS has the distinction of being one of the smallest high schools in SCISA, we beat out much larger rivals Augusta Christian (last year’s winner), Oakbrook Prep and John-Paul II, before losing to Pinewood Prep by only 15 points.
Each round at the Quiz Bowl consists of 25 toss-up questions on topics from history, art, math, literature and more. If a team answers a toss-up question first, they receive four bonus questions for extra points. Tensions were high at this event, but the Kingfishers had a good time, as usual.
“Our ‘Nerd Herd’, as we affectionately call them, enjoyed the showing off their knowledge of math, science, art and literature” said Dr. Gary Gates, Head of School and quiz bowl sponsor, “Their success against schools up to ten times our size is a testament to the strength and breadth of our curriculum.”