Grades 5, 6 compete in introductory quiz bowl tournament

Fast buzzes abound as students in fifth and sixth grade compete against their classmates in the Welcome to USN Quiz Bowl Tournament.
By Richard Rosenthal, Latin Teacher & MS Quiz Bowl Coach

On Saturday, November 12, University School of Nashville's Middle School quiz bowl team hosted its own Welcome to USN Quiz Bowl Tournament giving the team's younger competitors — 20 students in fifth and sixth grades — a first taste of the fast-paced fun of quiz bowl competitions. 

Although it was the first tournament for most, these fierce competitors faced questions at up to an eighth grade level. 

These intelligent and brave players were: Elinor Bird '29, Mimi Blind '30, Anna Brook '30, Clio Cherry-Pulay '29, Sky Coomer '30, Rose Doyle '30, Lucy Garrison '30, Matthew Golann '29, Asher Huffman '29, Harper Hughey '29, Lucas Little '29, Olive Lueken '30, Liam McLaughlin '30, Isaiah Ng '30, Nora O'Loughlin '30, Phoebe Schneider '30, Kavya Shah '30, Vihaan Sinha '29, Alyvia Thompson '30, and Peter Treiff '30.

Seventh and eighth grade members of the team officiated the matches. We appreciate the great help of Ayla Acra '27, Charlie Blau '27, Basil Broemel '28, Lucia Gellert '27, Karsen Puzniak '27, Ruchika Ramachandran '27, Aaron Raney '27, and Coco Shepherd '27.

The team also thanks Fifth Grade Social Studies Teacher Connie Fink and Head of Middle School Jeff Greenfield for their help. And the players enjoyed having so many grandparents, parents, and siblings watch them buzz.
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    • Kavya Shah '30, Liam McLaughlin '30, and Matthew Golann '29 get ready to buzz in their answers.

    • Tournament participants along with seventh and eighth grade officiants.

    • Harper Hughey '29, Phoebe Schneider '30, and Lucas Little '29 ready to compete.

    • Sky Coomer '30, Clio Cherry-Pulay '29, and Rose Doyle '30 excited for the tournament.

    • Gordon Multipurpose Room filled with Middle School quiz bowl teammates and audience members.

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