Apr 21, 2012

Quiz Bowl Champions

Orange County wins Division 1 finals of the Commissioner's Academic Challenge (Quiz Bowl). The Quiz Bowl is a highly academic statewide high school tournament that began in 1986. Each team consists of six members (a maximum of four players during each of the three rounds and two alternates) and a coach. A maximum of six teams may compete in one competition round. This is not a quick response, "Trivial Pursuit" contest. Instead, it is a slower-paced tournament in which players are asked questions from the areas of language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, the fine arts, world languages (French and Spanish) and technology. The questions are written by educators from high schools throughout the state. In addition to receiving $500 scholarships, as state champions each team member also received a FHSAA gold medal.
Team members are:
STANDING: Nat Goldberg (Trinity Prep.), Sasha Tettenhorst (Olympia), Iulia Gheorghita (Doctor Philips), Michael Hu (Winter Park), Samuel Savitz (Trinity Prep.), Austin Almond (Doctor Philips).
SEATED: James Perlmutter (Winter Park coach), Carolyn DiChiara (West Orange coach)