SCCS Team Takes Second Place at Annual Catholic School Eighth Grade Quiz Bowl Tournament

At the Catholic Quiz Bowl Tournament held at the University of St. Thomas, Brienna Johnson, Nicholas Johnson, Lily Mohr, and Noah Schraut began their first round of competition against Transfiguration Catholic School where they were edged out by one point, 14-15.  The questions ranged from current events, mathematics, literature, geography, and science as would all the following rounds of the day. 

The team came back in the second round against Carondelet Catholic School of Minneapolis, 18-14.  The total points were then tallied for all participating teams during a lunch break prior to round three where the top twenty school moved on to a championship bracket and the bottom 23 schools a consolation bracket.  SCCS emerged after the morning with a place of 14 overall and a spot in the championship bracket against Sacred Heart Catholic School of Robbinsdale, which had earned a seed of 7th place after the morning rounds.  SCCS found their stride taking the round 18-8. 

From this point, the top ten schools by total points advanced in the championship bracket.  SCCS earned a first place slot going into round four against the currently ranked tenth place team, which turned out to be a re-match with Minneapolis Carondelet.  The team scored another victory, 18-14, and with the score of 18 points advanced to fourth and final spot in the semi-finals.  In a point-for-point match-up, SCCS competed against last year’s second place team--St. Paul’s Nativity of Our Lord.  SCCS secured a victory in the final two questions and won the round 16-13, advancing to the finals. 

The finals were held on stage for the entire Quiz Bowl audience to view.  SCCS faced a tough opponent, St. Thomas Academy of Mendota Heights, and started strong, but eventually earned the second place honor with a score of 20-11.  Congratulations, Brienna, Nicholas, Lily,  Noah and their coach Ms. Malovhr on a strong performance and a stellar day!