LC-M High School Quiz Bowl Team to compete in National Championship Tournament

Published 10:35 am Wednesday, May 23, 2018

To The Leader


With its strong finish at TQBA Golden Triangle Open, the quiz bowl team from Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School in Orange proved themselves worthy to play on a national stage.  On May 25, 2018, the team will represent their school in a 345-team national competition:  National Academic Quiz Tournaments’ High School National Championship Tournament.
Quiz bowl is a competitive, academic, interscholastic activity for teams of four students.  Quiz bowl teams use buzzers to answer questions about science, math, history, literature, mythology, geography, social science, current events, sports, and popular culture.  The matches feature a blend of individual competition and team collaboration, since no individual player is likely to be an expert in all subject areas.  Participation in quiz bowl both reinforces lessons from the classroom and encourages players to develop new intellectual interests.
This will be Little Cypress-Mauriceville’s first time attending the High School National Championship Tournament.  In 2017, they qualified but were not able to attend.
Last year’s tournament featured 304 of the top high school teams from across the United States, with Hunter College High School of New York City winning for the second year in a row.  Hunter defeated Detroit Catholic Central A from Novi, Michigan in two consecutive games to claim the championship.  This year’s competition will feature at least as many teams!  Little Cypress-Mauriceville may face familiar foes in Atlanta, as Carnegie Vanguard (from Houston), DeBakey (from Houston), and St. Thomas (from Houston) will also be attending.
The team will be captained by Spencer Johns, who will be joined by Jackson Baeza, Chandler Barr, Elizabeth Johns, Kara Olson, and Nyah Patel.  The team will be coached by Charlette Roddy.
Tournament results will be updated throughout the three days of competition at so everyone can follow along and see how the team does.  You can also follow #hsnct on Twitter.